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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Tony- and Emmy-winning actor, singer and storyteller Mandy Patinkin is bringing all of that to the Riverside Theater for a concert that's also a fundraiser for the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Mandy Patinkin will perform a fundraising concert for JCC Milwaukee at the Riverside Theater," 3 Sep. 2019 ABOUT THREESIXTY JOURNALISM ThreeSixty Journalism is an inclusive multimedia and college success program for high school students that develops the next generation of critical thinkers, leaders and storytellers. Blake Ford / Twin Cities Academy, Twin Cities, "ThreeSixty Journalism: Building bicycles and building community," 31 Aug. 2019 Fellow Anytime, Anywhere storyteller Kalen Allen, a talent correspondent on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is similarly aware of the pressures facing LGBTQ teens. Blake Ryan, Billboard, "Why Young Queer Artists Support the Trevor Project," 31 Aug. 2019 The concert features Ross Moore, a storyteller and singer-songwriter rooted in traditional folk music. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rotary volunteers at Stand Down San Diego," 29 Aug. 2019 Some of these brought in feature performers from around the country such as Texas storyteller Justin Perez who performed at The Venue. Trevor Fraser,, "ASL Slam host Kumar Singh gives new meaning to spoken word," 29 Aug. 2019 The process of authentic storytelling starts with storytellers. Stacy L. Smith, Time, "Hollywood Has the Power to Combat Damaging Stereotypes About Latinos. Here's Proof That It's Utterly Failing," 27 Aug. 2019 Courtney Hamilton Knight is chief storyteller and founder of G’Knight Communications & Consulting. Courtney Hamilton Knight, Glamour, "We Have the Same Birth Control Options as Our Grandmothers. We Need a Better Plan A.," 26 Aug. 2019 Raising the spirits of the ancestors is what Roberts, the DWP diver and storyteller, sees as the beauty in the dives. Chris Searles, National Geographic, "Most slave shipwrecks have been overlooked—until now," 23 Aug. 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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