noun, plural rac·on·teurs [rak-uh n-turz; French ra-kawn-tœr] /ˌræk ənˈtɜrz; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœr/.
Origin of raconteur
Examples from the Web for raconteur
She describes him as a raconteur and voracious reader of history and current affairs.
Like Beck, Jones is a raconteur with a penchant for dramatizing things to comic effect.
He is a raconteur extraordinaire and an interview with the dogged reporter can rapidly turn into a delicious gabfest.
Our teacher is this generous renegade, a raconteur and wit also who succeeds in getting us to read Beowolf.
He had an accent like ours; he was definitely a surrealist and a raconteur.
There is a print of Sir George Simpson behind one raconteur's head.The Story of the Trapper|A. C. Laut
Mr. Morris is raconteur first; his ancient tales create their form, and ornament is accessory to narrative.Essays|Arthur Christopher Benson
But Harriet Martineau was never the raconteur, she was first the educator.Woman's Work in English Fiction|Clara Helen Whitmore
As a raconteur he stands almost unrivalled, and his powers of mimicry are in themselves sufficient to justify a career.Theodor Leschetizky|Annette Hullah
He was not a good man to tell a story to—he had always heard it before; but as a raconteur I never met his equal.The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll|Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
Word Origin for raconteur
"storyteller, person skilled in relating anecdotes," 1828, from French raconteur, from raconter "to recount, tell, narrate," from re- (see re-) + Old French aconter "to count, render account" (see account (v.); and cf. recount (v.1)). Related: Raconteuse (fem.).