a telltale; talebearer.
a person who tells falsehoods.
a person who tells tales or stories; narrator.

Origin of taleteller

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at tale, teller
Related formstale·tell·ing, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for tale-telling

Historical Examples of tale-telling

  • If I succeed in this, my tale-telling shall not have been in vain.

    Red Cap Tales

    Samuel Rutherford Crockett

  • Oli was in fine form for tale-telling, and his pipe often went out.

  • So that was all the comfort they got for their tale-telling.

    Tales of Our Coast

    S. R. Crockett

  • Were the boys afraid of her 'tale-telling,' as they called it?

  • But there are earlier touches of that life which makes all literature, and tale-telling most of all.