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Monday, June 09, 2008

Definitions for raconteur

  1. One who excels in telling stories and anecdotes.

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Citations for raconteur
An excellent raconteur, he had a varied stock of stories and enjoyed the joke just as much when it was on himself as he did when it was on some one else. , New York Times
Korda's tone of voice is affectionate and urbane, his manner that of the accomplished raconteur who never spoils the story with a heavy-handed moral, relying for his effect on the telling anecdote and the apt phrase. Lewis Lapham, New York Times
Origin of raconteur
Raconteur is from French, from raconter, "to relate, to tell, to narrate," from Old French, from re- + aconter,