raconteur

[ rak-uhn-tur ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Early 19th century; French

from French raconteur, from raconter "to recount, tell, narrate," from re- (see re-) + Old French aconter "to count, render account"

Synonyms

  • storyteller
  • narrator

Definition

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

Example

The camp counselor is quite the raconteur when the fire is lit.

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