raconteur


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rac·on·teur

 (răk′ŏn-tûr′)
n.
One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.

[French, from raconter, to relate, from Old French : re-, re- + aconter, to count up, reckon; see account.]

raconteur

(ˌrækɒnˈtɜː)
n
a person skilled in telling stories
[C19: French, from raconter to tell]

rac•on•teur

(ˌræk ɒnˈtɜr, -ˈtʊər, -ən-)

n.
a person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.
[1820–30; < French, =racont(er) to tell (Old French r(e)- re- + aconter to tell, account) + -eur -eur]
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Noun1.raconteur - a person skilled in telling anecdotesraconteur - a person skilled in telling anecdotes
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raconteur

noun storyteller, relater, recounter, teller of stories, spinner of yarns He spoke eight languages and was a noted raconteur
Translations

raconteur

[ˌrækɒnˈtɜːʳ] Nanecdotista mf

raconteur

[ˌrækɒnˈtɜːr] nconteur/euse m/f

raconteur

nErzähler(in) m(f)von Anekdoten

raconteur

[ˌrækɒnˈtɜːʳ] nnarratore/trice
References in classic literature ?
The idea which the raconteur has either failed to entertain clearly, or has sacrificed in its expression to his national love of point, is, doubtless, the very tenable one that the higher order of music is the most thoroughly estimated when we are exclusively alone.
The vicomte is a wonderful raconteur," said she to another.
In manner, something of the grand seigneur still clung to him, so that he even ripped you up with an air, and I have been told that he was a RACONTEUR [storyteller] of repute.
I think he's a kind of part public intellectual, part raconteur, because I think that one of his great gifts is his storytelling ability,'' says William Cronon, the Frederick Jackson Turner chair of history, geography and environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
For now, try to get through this tax day with the solace provided by British raconteur Thomas Dewar: The one thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax.
boats, cooking in the wild, or just listening to an inimitable raconteur roam his way over the waters and the woods.
Each fiscal year management fulfills the role of raconteur by telling its story regarding the company's financial position and results of operations.
A raconteur accustomed to spraying ideas and invective as if they were the same thing, Moore isn't known for pulling back the reins, but Fahrenheit 9/11 tones down his blustery act, finding room for nuance in areas ranging from September 11 footage (the planes hit the buildings, but the screen is black) to his own onscreen presence (he narrates, but is largely invisible).
Peter Ustinov, an Oscar-winning actor, writer, and raconteur who referred to himself as "a citizen of the world" died at the age of 82 in Switzerland on March 28, 2004.
Del Rio emerges as an unlikely raconteur, guiding readers through a maze of theology, law, and magic with wit and erudition.
Drawing from personal experiences and from work with clients, DeMarco -- a consultant working in New York and London -- is like a good raconteur determined to entertain first, then enlighten.
Beverly Hills-based real estate agent, raconteur, and contemporary art advocate BARRY SLOANE serves as guide.