noun, plural rac·on·teurs [rak-uh n-turz; French ra-kawn-tœr] /ˌræk ənˈtɜrz; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœr/.
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
British Dictionary definitions for raconteur
Word Origin for raconteur
Word Origin and History 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.).