storyteller

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From story +‎ teller.

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Noun[edit]

storyteller (plural storytellers)

  1. A person who relates stories through one medium or another to an audience
    • 1952, E. B. White, Charlotte's Web
      "Charlotte is the best storyteller I ever heard," said Fern, poking her dish towel into a cereal bowl.
  2. A liar; a fibber.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 243:
      There was once upon a time a king, who had a daughter, and she was such an awful story-teller, that you couldn't find a greater anywhere.
  3. (role-playing games) A game master, particularly in games focused on collaborative storytelling.

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