(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. narrator, storyteller (see description).
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns. see author, novelist

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  • raconteur — raconteur, euse [ rakɔ̃tɶr, øz ] n. • XVe; de raconter ♦ Rare Personne qui raconte, aime à raconter. ⇒ conteur. « Les historiens sont des raconteurs du passé » (Goncourt). ● raconteur, raconteuse nom Littéraire. Personne qui raconte, aime… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • raconteur — raconteur, euse (ra kon teur, teû z ) s. m. et f. Celui qui a la manie de raconter. •   Les raconteurs d anecdotes, VOLT. Dict. phil. Économie..    Adj. •   [Tessé] C était un homme fort bien et fort noblement fait, d un esprit raconteur et… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • raconteur — (n.) 1828, from Fr. raconteur, from raconter to recount, from re (see RE (Cf. re )) + O.Fr. aconter to count, render account (see ACCOUNT (Cf. account) (v.); and Cf. RECOUNT (Cf. recount)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Raconteur — Ra con teur (r[.a] k[^o]N t[ e]r ), n. [F.] A relater; a storyteller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • raconteur — ► NOUN (fem. raconteuse) ▪ a skilful teller of anecdotes. ORIGIN French, from raconter relate, recount …   English terms dictionary

  • raconteur — [rak΄än tʉr′, rak΄əntʉr′] n. [Fr < raconter, to RECOUNT1] a person skilled at telling stories or anecdotes …   English World dictionary

  • raconteur — [[t]ræ̱kɒntɜ͟ː(r)[/t]] raconteurs N COUNT A raconteur is someone, usually a man, who can tell stories in an interesting or amusing way. He spoke eight languages and was a noted raconteur …   English dictionary

  • raconteur — UK [ˌrækɒnˈtɜː(r)] / US [ˌrækɑnˈtɜr] noun [countable] Word forms raconteur : singular raconteur plural raconteurs someone who tells stories in a funny and interesting way. The more usual word for this is a storyteller …   English dictionary

  • RACONTEUR — EUSE. s. Celui, celle qui a la manie de raconter. Un ennuyeux raconteur. Il est familier …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • raconteur — noun an interviewer with his favorite raconteur, Studs Terkel Syn: storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, narrator; rare anecdotist, anecdotalist …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • raconteur — noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from raconter to tell, from Old French, from re + aconter, acompter to tell, count more at account Date: 1828 a person who excels in telling anecdotes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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