storyteller

noun
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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Every storyteller’s temptation is to embellish—to make the tale more vivid, dramatic, entertaining. Lance Morrow, WSJ, "Trump-Russia Made for Gripping Fiction," 26 Mar. 2019 Caldwell and Earl’s capability as visual storytellers, however, cannot be denied. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Prospect is a stylish science fiction movie that puts world building first," 31 Oct. 2018 This open-heart crest, drawn by @supergirlcw storyboard artist @jeremysimser, was a gift from sweet storyteller @etcarrasco and the @supergirlwriters in the show’s writing room. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "After massive heart attack, Kevin Smith loses 20 pounds in 2 weeks by eating one food | The Kansas City Star," 23 Mar. 2018 Its heroes are the journalists, working-class guys who treat journalism like a trade for the masses, not some pious craft reserved for graduate students who deem themselves textual storytellers. Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek, "Review: 'Spotlight' Explores the Sins of the Fathers," 8 Oct. 2015 Since 2011, talented storytellers Violet Gaynor and Kelly Stuart have chronicled this rare bread of supremely successful and chic moms on their site TheGlow.com. Sarah Bray, ELLE Decor, "The New Definition Of Kid-Friendly Decor," 7 Apr. 2014 The artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, born in Nigeria and raised in Huntsville, Alabama, is a new kind of visual storyteller. Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue, "Reimagining Black Experience in the Radical Drawings of Toyin Ojih Odutola," 17 July 2018 Certainly, from the viewpoint of a storyteller, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Wales are the unlikeliest couple of all. Mary Mcnamara, latimes.com, "When Harry Met Meghan: The royal wedding is the perfect Hollywood ending for a very Hollywood story," 11 May 2018 Frost was one of the greatest storytellers in blank verse. John Timpane, Philly.com, "Bryn Mawr alum wins prestigious Frost Farm poetry prize," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of storyteller

1709, in the meaning defined above

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storyteller

noun

English Language Learners Definition of storyteller

: someone who tells or writes stories

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