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[stawr-ee-tel-er, stohr-] /ˈstɔr iˌtɛl ər, ˈstoʊr-/
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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  • 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.
  • To uncover their tales, you need a storyteller with an expert's knowledge and a writer's flair.
  • However, suspension of disbelief is a collusion between the storyteller and the audience.
  • The awesomeness of science told by a talented storyteller.
  • He had adventures galore and was a natural storyteller.
  • Learn about different instruments or listen to a storyteller.
  • And, the storyteller adds, the story which he had told had the same effect as the actions of the other three.
British Dictionary definitions for storyteller


a person who tells stories
(informal) a liar
Derived Forms
storytelling, noun, adjective
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Encyclopedia Article for storyteller


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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