taletelling


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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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taletelling

(ˈteɪlˌtɛlɪŋ)
n
the act of telling storiesthe act of gossiping in an indiscreet manner
ˈtaleˌteller n
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taletelling

adjective
Inclined to gossip:
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taletelling

[ˈteɪlˌtelɪŋ] Nchismorreo m
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Remember the drawings that adorn the fragments of ancient Greek pottery you find in museums, rich with heavy silhouettes and dynamic, taletelling scenes?
If revolutionary energies are stomped at the work's close, then the avant-garde strategies bound into the taletelling feel implicated in that failure.
He rightly keeps things simple, whittling down the numerous narratives to half a dozen stories weaved together by Shahrazad, the woman whose taletelling ensures she stays alive each day.
The point Hardy makes is perhaps a simple one--we tell stories about baseball over and over, generation to generation, each evolution in the taletelling permitting a slightly grander recollection, a slightly more opulent sense of place and import until the game itself is irrelevant to the cultural exercise of its recreation.