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

Other Words from storyteller

storytelling \ ˈstȯr-​ē-​ˌte-​liŋ How to pronounce storyteller (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 Cara's a musical therapist who wants to be a storyteller above all else. Maggie Fremont,, 27 Sep. 2022 Norman is a storyteller who says a lot with very little. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 23 Sep. 2022 My Broken Language by Quiara Alegría Hudes is a brilliant storyteller. Riza Cruz, ELLE, 20 Sep. 2022 Raphael was a better storyteller, and the tapestries highlight his ability to direct the viewer’s attention while emphasizing the heroic acts of the Apostles. Cammy Brothers, WSJ, 20 Aug. 2022 David McCullough was a visionary storyteller, bringing to life the people and events foundational to America's history. Travis Andersen,, 8 Aug. 2022 Donoghue, who joined the meeting late dressed in jeans and muddy boots, was a compelling storyteller with a knack for the perfect anecdote. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 23 June 2022 That experience taught her how to be a more compassionate and sensitive storyteller. Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2022 Weerasethakul is not a plot-heavy storyteller, and this is not a thriller with a dark scheme waiting to be uncovered. David Sims, The Atlantic, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of storyteller

1709, in the meaning defined above

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1 Oct 2022

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“Storyteller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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