raconteur

[ rak-uh n-tur; French ra-kawn-tœr ]SEE DEFINITION OF raconteur

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The raconteur allowed an interval for the astonishing news to be absorbed.

His frankness was not the least of his charms as a raconteur.

He was an amusing companion, however, and noted as a raconteur.

After all, the main end of a raconteur must be to give pleasure.

There is a print of Sir George Simpson behind one raconteur's head.

But Harriet Martineau was never the raconteur, she was first the educator.

Neither to the traveller nor the raconteur is Yreka a place to linger in.

I won, during the campaign, quite a reputation for a raconteur.

As a raconteur he is unsurpassed, and in consequence most amusing company.

Here was adventure with no raconteur's glamour, no bookish gloss.

WORD ORIGIN

"storyteller, person skilled in relating anecdotes," 1828, from French raconteur, from raconter "to recount, tell, narrate," from re- (see re-) + Old French aconter "to count, render account" (see account (v.); and cf. recount (v.1)). Related: Raconteuse (fem.).

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