myth·​mak·​er | \ ˈmith-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce mythmaker (audio) \

Definition of mythmaker

: a creator of myths or of mythical situations or lore

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mythmaking \ ˈmith-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce mythmaker (audio) \ noun

Examples of mythmaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stanley was a cultural mythmaker of rare inspiration. Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books, "The Stanley Crouch I Knew," 29 Sep. 2020 But this was at cross purposes with the larger intent of the exhibition, which is to extricate Lautrec from his reputation as the quintessential mythmaker of Montmartre and the racy side of Belle Époque Paris. Philip Kennicott, Washington Post, "Yes, Toulouse-Lautrec was an alcoholic cabaret creature. But his art ranged far beyond the demimonde.," 12 Nov. 2019 Fans of the Christian mythmaker owe his son a considerable debt. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 23 Jan. 2020 Early leaders were not as ideologically bold as later mythmakers think. Ganesh Sitaraman, The New Republic, "The Collapse of Neoliberalism," 23 Dec. 2019 But the compromise also etched battle lines between Davis and Rozelle and, by extension, put Davis on the wrong side of NFL mythmakers. Jon Wertheim,, "How the Influence of Al Davis Shaped the Modern NFL," 27 Aug. 2019 Quoting from reminiscences without interrogation or corroboration can be particularly problematic in the case of Mabel, a compulsive mythmaker who would change the dates of events in her diary to suit her side of a sad story. Brenda Wineapple, WSJ, "‘After Emily’ Review: The Belles of Amherst," 25 Oct. 2018 But Holmes was no slouch: a facile mythmaker who brooked no dissent and presided over the workplace from hell. Stephen Phillips,, "New tech books: ‘Bad Blood,’ ‘Live Work Work Work Die,’ ‘The Efficiency Paradox’," 22 June 2018 Bit by bit, the White House is becoming Trump’s Emerald City: isolated, fortified against nonbelievers, entranced by its mythmaker, and constantly vulnerable to the risks of revelation. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, "Trump vs. the “Deep State”," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of mythmaker

1856, in the meaning defined above

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“Mythmaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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