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[rak-uh n-tœz, -tooz, -toos; French ra-kawn-tœz] /ˌræk ənˈtœz, -ˈtuz, -ˈtus; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœz/
noun, plural raconteuses
[rak-uh n-tœ-ziz, -too-, -too-siz; French ra-kawn-tœz] /ˌræk ənˈtœ zɪz, -ˈtu-, -ˈtu sɪz; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœz/ (Show IPA)
a woman who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.
Origin of raconteuse
1860-65; < French, feminine of raconteur raconteur; see -euse Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mrs. Oldham smiled, well pleased at the tribute to her powers as a raconteuse.

    The Silver Butterfly Mrs. Wilson Woodrow

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