Raconteur definition

răkŏn-tûr
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One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.
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A person skilled at telling stories or anecdotes, esp. in an urbane or sophisticated manner.
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The definition of a raconteur is a person who tells stories or anecdotes in an amusing and clever way.

A person who can make a story about his day absolutely hilarious is an example of a raconteur.

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A storyteller, especially a person noted for telling stories with skill and wit.
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To make witty remarks or stories.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
raconteur
Plural:
raconteurs

Origin of raconteur

  • French from raconter to relate from Old French re- re- aconter to count up, reckon account

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, agentive of raconter (“to relate, to recount")

    From Wiktionary