causerie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n causerie light informal conversation for social occasions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Causerie Informal talk or discussion, as about literary matters; light conversation; chat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n causerie Chat; familiar conversation; informal talk; free and unconventional discussion and criticism, such as the Causeries du lundi (“Monday Chats”) of the French critic and essayist Sainte-Beuve (1804–69). See Sainte-Beuve in the Century Cyclopedia of Names.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Causerie kōz′ri a talk or gossip: a paragraph of chat about literature or art; a short and informal essay on any subject in a newspaper or magazine—as in Sainte-Beuve's famous Causeries du Lundi.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. causer, to chat
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

Causeries du lundi, in fact!
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
There was nothing, he found, like a Causerie du Lundi for settling and soothing the troubled spirits.
"Crome Yellow" by Aldous Huxley
Burton and his wife never forgot these delightsome causeries.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
It was their custom to meet once a week, at the house of one or another, for a "causerie," as the avocat called it.
"When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
He will do it well, and I commended him to the charming "Causeries," and advised him to make that a weekly article, as no doubt he could.
"Yesterdays with Authors" by James T. Fields
In the hands of a pinchbeck Anatole France, how unendurable the review conceived as a causerie would become!
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
The first three would make a very good group for a twenty-page causerie.
"The English Novel" by George Saintsbury
With his tail slightly vibrant, he conducts a dignified causerie.
"Plum Pudding" by Christopher Morley
This time it was I who began the causerie.
"Our Elizabeth" by Florence A. Kilpatrick
Do you know Sainte Beuve's Causeries?
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald to Fanny Kemble (1871-1883)" by Edward FitzGerald
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In news:

Causerie restaurant in the Europa Hotel.
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