sto·​ry·​tell·​er | \ ˈstȯr-ē-ˌte-lər How to pronounce storyteller (audio) \

Definition of storyteller

: a teller of stories: such as
a : a relater of anecdotes
b : a reciter of tales (as in a children's library)
c : liar, fibber
d : a writer of stories

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Other Words from storyteller

storytelling \ ˈstȯr-​ē-​ˌte-​liŋ How to pronounce storytelling (audio) \ noun

Examples of storyteller in a Sentence

he's something of a storyteller, so I wouldn't put too much stock in anything he says

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That kind of epic existential drama is, of course, a natural lure for Hollywood storytellers. Scott Huver, CNN, "Patriotic movies about America's character being tested," 4 July 2019 The Star-Spangled Banner’’ — both the national anthem and the flag that inspired it — and later became known as a colorful storyteller about life in Texas, died June 26 at his home in Fort Davis, Texas. Matt Schudel,, "Lonn Taylor, authority on all things Star-Spangled and Texan, dies at 79," 3 July 2019 Lately the swimming pool scene has received an infusion of new perspectives from female storytellers and stars. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "Women Crash the Pool Party," 3 July 2019 Your Shot is an undeniably special platform that thrives on photographers eager to exchange inspiration and ideas among their peers while challenging themselves to be better photographers and storytellers every day. Kristen Mcnicholas, National Geographic, "Your best photos of the week, June 28, 2019," 28 June 2019 Live entertainment will be held in the gazebo throughout the day, with storyteller Marilyn McPhie as mistress of ceremonies. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Fourth of July festivities include Old Poway Park events, fireworks at Poway High," 26 June 2019 Katy Textor was a scrupulous journalist and a wonderful storyteller. Jackie Strause, The Hollywood Reporter, "'60 Minutes' Producer Katherine Textor Dies at 45," 15 June 2019 In addition to its super-sophisticated amenities and features, Mandarina will also have a kids' club with a butterfly sanctuary, treehouses, a game room and a resident storyteller. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "New Mexico hot spot: Riviera Nayarit caters to families with new resorts and attractions," 4 June 2019 He has been honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame and is the voice of the sport in America, a rapid-fire storyteller who is beloved from the Shark Tank to Madison Square Garden. Stephen Whyno, The Denver Post, "Doc is in: Emrick not slowing down in his dream job," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of storyteller

1709, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of storyteller

: someone who tells or writes stories

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