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[stawr-ee-tel-er, stohr-]
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  1. a person who tells or writes stories or anecdotes.
  2. a person who tells more or less trivial falsehoods; fibber.
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Origin of storyteller

1700–10; story1 + teller1
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Related Words for storyteller

poet, narrator, raconteur, chronicler, liar, writer, fabulist, bard, minstrel, biographer, fibber, fabricator, falsifier, author, relator, allegorist

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Contemporary Examples of storyteller

Historical Examples of storyteller

  • The children once tried Anne Chitt as a storyteller, but she was a failure.

    Jan and Her Job

    L. Allen Harker

  • Is it the story he would not understand, or the storyteller?

  • The storyteller also had another version of the beginning of things.

  • Our third requirement was, it may be remembered, the gift of the storyteller.

    Obiter Dicta

    Augustine Birrell

  • These are questions, often asked of the storyteller, by little folks.

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

    William Elliot Griffis

British Dictionary definitions for storyteller


  1. a person who tells stories
  2. informal a liar
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Derived Formsstorytelling, noun, adjective
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