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[stawr-ee-tel-ing, stohr-] /ˈstɔr iˌtɛl ɪŋ, ˈstoʊr-/
the telling or writing of stories.
Origin of storytelling
1700-10; story1 + telling Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The most memorable result, indeed, of their storytelling compact, was Mrs. Shelley's wild and powerful romance of Frankenstein.

  • The forest passion for storytelling had in no way decreased.

    Lincoln Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
  • With feasting and fighting, with dancing and storytelling, quarrelling and reconciliations, the assemblage spent a happy week.

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
  • This bar-room used to be famous for drinking and storytelling, and sometimes fighting, in old times.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • John Lyly was ingenious; he combined good advice and storytelling.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent
Word Origin and History for storytelling

1709, from story (n.1) + present participle of tell (v.). Related: Storyteller (1709).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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