sto·​ry·​tell·​er | \ ˈstȯr-ē-ˌte-lər \

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 \ 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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However, Once Upon A Deadpool will replace Peter Falk’s kindly grandfather with Deadpool as the storyteller instead. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Deadpool 2 returns to theaters as PG-13 Christmas film Once Upon a Deadpool," 5 Nov. 2018 But as Paula ages and Kerstens shifts from documentarian to storyteller, her back straightens and her gaze grows sure. Gabriella Fuller, ELLE Decor, "Photographer Hendrik Kerstens Is a Modern Day Dutch Master," 16 Oct. 2018 Any opportunity to put the final pieces of the story in place is meaningful as a storyteller. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "A new run of The Clone Wars is coming to Disney’s streaming service," 20 July 2018 Guests have ranged from storytellers from Chicago's live-lit and comedy community to Eliza Reid, the former first lady of Iceland. Tori Szekeres, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Gender Issues / Media The XX Will Travel podcast encourages women to travel fearlessly," 11 Apr. 2018 Much like traditional radio dramas, there’s a distinct intimacy to the format, one that allows talented storytellers to unnerve audiences with nothing more than sound. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "10 scary podcasts to listen to in the dark," 31 Oct. 2018 Podcasting has redefined how broadcasters, entertainers, interviewers, and storytellers connect with the world. Popular Mechanics, "Start Your Own Podcast With This Expert Training Bundle," 11 Oct. 2018 Each one is staffed by a professional storyteller who delivers, for free, a tidbit of Philadelphia or American history in five minutes flat. Juliet Izon, Good Housekeeping, "Why Your Kids Will Love a Trip to Philly as Much as the Magic Kingdom," 30 July 2018 In this interview with Billboard, Bachman, who now lives in Oakville, Ontario, was a classic storyteller, never coming back with a predictable answer. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "Randy Bachman Talks Career-Spanning Documentary, Opioid Crisis & Making an Album With His Son," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of storyteller

1709, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of storyteller was in 1709

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English Language Learners Definition of storyteller

: someone who tells or writes stories

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