taleteller


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tale·tell·er

 (tāl′tĕl′ər)
n.
1. One who tells stories; a storyteller.
2. A talebearer; a tattletale.

tale′tell′ing adj. & n.
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tale•tell•er

(ˈteɪlˌtɛl ər)

n.
2. a person who tells stories; narrator.
[1350–1400]
tale′tell`ing, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.taleteller - someone who gossips indiscreetlytaleteller - someone who gossips indiscreetly  
gossiper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumormonger, rumourmonger, gossip - a person given to gossiping and divulging personal information about others
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taleteller

noun
A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
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Timorous Isra's heroine is Scheherazade, the bewitching taleteller of The Thousand and One Nights.
Beauty, hope, the moon and the sun and a castle made of light are among the taleteller's most-cherished themes.
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In German folk culture and in the high culture of the Romantic movement, the Harz were regarded as a sort of citadel of wild Nature: among romantic-age figures who sojourned there were the poets Heine and Schiller, the taleteller Hans Christian Andersen, and the great poet and amateur scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832).
Gary Shteyngart is a melancholy Russian, a wandering Jew, an unassimilated American, a Swiftian satirist and a Gogolian taleteller. The voice of his novels is unique: rambunctious, fierce, funny--with a glaze of despair.
In the children's story, brother is a cheerful taleteller who teases his sisters until little sister's sadness causes him to confess he is "only making believe." The kind boy who dispels the misery his teasing causes becomes the "thoughtful sad looking" Paul in "The Witness" (Collected Stories 341) and the boy with "a pleased sober smile in his eyes" in "The Grave" (Collected Stories 368).
They couldn't tell us who'd translated the menu - their English was as bad as our Italian - but it included "taleteller with porcinis", "spelt soup", "stinging rattle nuts and tailgate with mush roans".
The game may not be worth the candle in trying to solve the structure of La lessive du diable, especially since each taleteller picks up Mano's story wherever she or he wishes, thereby investing the roman with innumerable flashbacks.
But the story ends with a dramatic twist, as the taleteller becomes the Windigo: "The woman paused in her account.
(10) Kerr too points out the "linkage between the figures of the lawyer and the taleteller" (p.110).