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1. One who tells stories; a storyteller.
2. A talebearer; a tattletale.

tale′tell′ing adj. & n.


(ˈteɪlˌtɛl ər)

2. a person who tells stories; narrator.
tale′tell`ing, adj., n.
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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


A person habitually engaged in idle talk about others:
Slang: yenta.
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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.
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 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.
A sixth part and eighteenth chapter offer a case study of not simply a tale, but the taleteller herself, including personal background and photos of her in performance as a final illustration of the process by which European marchen were adapted as an integral part of an American repertoire.
And so I just started to write with no serious intention of sticking directly to the truth but just to take parts of my life the way any storyteller or taleteller would do and exaggerate what you wanted to and stick close to the truth where you felt necessary, and that's what I did.
ANOTHER Texan taleteller, Hayes Carll, visits the Live Theatre's upstairs Studio room tomorrow night.