Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who has the gift of telling stories well.
“But she's also caustic, depraved, utterly disinhibited, and somehow sweetly bubbly, a beguiling raconteuse who periodically leaps onto the dinner table and stabs you with her fork.”
“And since when did accountability become an issue for a homespun raconteuse?”
“The second Judy went straight from Andy Hardy's barn to premature middle age, and emerged as the most dynamic stage presence since Al Jolson: a ballad singer whose taste in songs was second only to Sinatra's, a great comedienne, and a rueful raconteuse.”
“And Cocktail Cokie, that Potomac River of DC gossip, was just being a mischievous raconteuse when she talked about the smart, effective politics of censure for Democrats.”
“They rejoiced, for she was a brave raconteuse, but many were the keys turned in sideboard locks that night against the possible defection of little”
“At 61, Brigid the brilliant raconteuse (see The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again) has lost none of her ranting piquancy – especially when her late mother is the topic.”
“She is unexperimental and unpretentious, a born storyteller, but serious: not just a raconteuse.”
“Old Mother Bartholomew, owing, Mrs. Bradley supposed, to her former profession, was a gifted raconteuse.”
“At least Mrs. Pennybet, a vivacious _raconteuse_, always declared to me that such was his reply.”
“They rejoiced, for she was a brave raconteuse, but many were the keys turned in sideboard locks that night against the possible defection of little Bobby or Barbara ....”
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