raconteur

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹæk.ɒnˈtəː/, /ˌɹæk.ɔ̃nˈtəː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹæk.ɑnˈtɝ/, /ˌɹæk.ɔ̃nˈtɝ/
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Noun[edit]

raconteur (plural raconteurs)

  1. A storyteller, especially a person noted for telling stories with skill and wit.
    • 1888, Henry James, The Liar.
      He was tempted to try the last door—to look into the room of evil fame; but he reflected that this would be indiscreet, since Colonel Capadose handled the brush—as a raconteur—with such freedom. There might be a ghost and there might not; but the Colonel himself, he inclined to think, was the most mystifying figure in the house.

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Verb[edit]

raconteur (third-person singular simple present raconteurs, present participle raconteuring, simple past and past participle raconteured)

  1. To make witty remarks or stories.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From raconter +‎ -eur.

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Noun[edit]

raconteur m (plural raconteurs, feminine raconteuse)

  1. storyteller, narrator

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