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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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 At the end of the show the storytellers assemble on stage, smiling and posing for pictures like old friends. Alysia Abbott, BostonGlobe.com, "In a digital era, live storytelling is bringing people closer together," 7 Mar. 2018 Coe sounds like the smartest storyteller at your neighborhood bar. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "A few of our favorite podcasts in 2018, from new to new-to-us," 23 Dec. 2018 My mother would never talk about it, but Lou was a great storyteller. James F. Mccarty, cleveland.com, "Notorious Cleveland bank robber who went to Alcatraz, then went straight, dies at 89 (photos)," 10 Feb. 2018 Wright is a storyteller who sings with the gusto of a freedom fighter. Tyrone Beason / Columnist, The Seattle Times, "Total Experience Gospel Choir’s last days: Pat Wright built legacy with gusto of a freedom fighter," 1 Oct. 2018 What about this location seems to be so alluring to storytellers? Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Fire In Dreamland is the Seaside Summer Play You've Been Waiting For," 10 July 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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