raconteur

[ rak-uh n-tur; French ra-kawn-tœr ]
/ ˌræk ənˈtɜr; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœr /

noun, plural rac·on·teurs [rak-uh n-turz; French ra-kawn-tœr] /ˌræk ənˈtɜrz; French ra kɔ̃ˈtœr/.

a person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.

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Origin of raconteur

1820–30; < French, equivalent to racont(er) to tell (Old French r(e)- re- + aconter to tell, account) + -eur -eur

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British Dictionary definitions for raconteur

raconteur
/ (ˌrækɒnˈtɜː) /

noun

a person skilled in telling stories

Word Origin for raconteur

C19: French, from raconter to tell
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