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raconteur

Line breaks: ra¦con|teur
Pronunciation: /ˌrakɒnˈtəː
 
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Definition of raconteur in English:

noun

A person who tells anecdotes in a skilful and amusing way: a colourful raconteur
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, narrator, relater, recounter
Australian informal magsman
rare anecdotist, anecdotalist

Origin

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

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