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)
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
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to music, the agenda includes a good deal of humor brought to you by the group’s storyteller, Sharpley., "Community News For The Windham Edition," 15 Nov. 2019 Overall this novel is an entertaining bagatelle, told by a proficient storyteller in an engaging way. David Shribman,, "Tuned in to the ‘Summer of ’69’," 22 Aug. 2019 But first: Children often bring out the storyteller in adults. The Christian Science Monitor, "overlooked and intriguing recent U.S.-Russia story," 17 July 2019 Here Gehry and his client Michael Eisner, both great storytellers in different vocabularies, talk about their work together, which has resulted in one of the most extraordinary small buildings of our time. David Netto, Town & Country, "Frank Gehry Built a Tiny House for Michael Eisner," 19 Mar. 2019 With $10,000 from the East Side Funders Group and the Minnesota Twins, Green Card Voices is breaking new ground for immigrant storytellers in the realm of podcasting, or online audio-only storytelling. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "Green Card Voices to host launch party for new podcast featuring stories from Twin Cities refugees and immigrants," 4 Nov. 2019 And for storytellers, knowing that many viewers will likely sit through more than one episode at a time has narrative benefits. Los Angeles Times, "Are these end times for binge culture?," 10 Oct. 2019 National Geographic’s researchers, explorers, and storytellers have been inspiring people for more than 130 years. National Geographic, "National Geographic Student Expeditions," 10 Sep. 2019 Frank was a shy, sad-eyed man who openly, and gruffly, preferred being the storyteller and not the subject. Hillel Italie, Twin Cities, "Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank dies at age 94," 10 Sep. 2019

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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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4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Storyteller.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of storyteller

: someone who tells or writes stories

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