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[stawr-ee-tel-ing, stohr-] /ˈstɔr iˌtɛl ɪŋ, ˈstoʊr-/
the telling or writing of stories.
Origin of storytelling
First recorded in 1700-10; story1 + telling Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • John Lyly was ingenious; he combined good advice and storytelling.

    The Bibliotaph Leon H. Vincent
  • "Yes," struck in Mrs. Protherick, eager to have a share in the storytelling.

  • In the theatre, as in storytelling, he was not unready to work to bouts-rimés.

    Oscar Wilde Arthur Ransome
  • The forest passion for storytelling had in no way decreased.

    Lincoln Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
  • This bar-room used to be famous for drinking and storytelling, and sometimes fighting, in old times.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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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