[stawr-ee-tel-er, stohr-]
a person who tells or writes stories or anecdotes.
a person who tells more or less trivial falsehoods; fibber.

1700–10; story1 + teller1 Unabridged
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storyteller (ˈstɔːrɪˌtɛlə)
1.  a person who tells stories
2.  informal a liar
n, —adj

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one who tells a story. In a work of fiction the narrator determines the story's point of view. If the narrator is a full participant in the story's action, the narrative is said to be in the first person. A story told by a narrator who is not a character in the story is a third-person narrative.

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Example sentences
Each single-author book is immensely particular, a story told as only one
  storyteller could recount it.
These complaints about getting ideas across are being laid at the door of
  someone who, by many accounts, is a gifted storyteller.
Economic losses are seen as a potent storyteller about climate change.
He was also a great storyteller, creating narratives in every medium he touched.
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