Definition of raconteur in English:


Syllabification: rac·on·teur
Pronunciation: /ˌrakˌänˈtər, -ən-


  • A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.
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    • Any performers are welcome to share their skills at the open mike session - musicians, dancers, poets, puppeteers, raconteurs and actors.
    • A very sociable man, he had his own chair at his ‘local’ where he was appreciated as a raconteur of amusing and highly-embroidered stories.
    • He was an active and knowledgeable gardener and he remained a highly competitive bridge player and an excellent raconteur of amusing medical reminiscences.
    storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, narrator
    rare anecdotist, anecdotalist


early 19th century: French, from raconter 'relate, recount'.

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