Definition of raconteur in English:

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raconteur

Pronunciation: /ˌrakɒnˈtəː/

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

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with raconteur

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