tale-tell·​er ˈtāl-ˌte-lər How to pronounce tale-teller (audio)
: one who tells tales or stories
tale-telling adjective or noun

Examples of tale-teller in a Sentence

the reasons for the couple's divorce aren't terribly juicy, but they will be by the time the tale-tellers are through
Recent Examples on the Web And a tale-teller was a servant hired to put people to sleep by talking a load of rubbish to them. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 11 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of tale-teller was in the 14th century

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“Tale-teller.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tale-teller. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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