Definition of storyteller in US English:



  • A person who tells stories.

    • ‘If you want to be a storyteller, be an author, be a novelist, be a writer, don't be a film director.’
    • ‘The whole city seems to gather here to take in an incredible range of entertainment, including tooth pullers, snake charmer, musicians and Arabic storytellers.’
    • ‘The club is up and running now for six months and provides an outlet for singers, poets, storytellers and as a wide range of musicians who perform contemporary as well as traditional styles.’
    • ‘In West African culture, tradition dictates that singers and storytellers come from the griot caste, and Maal was born into the fisherman's caste in 1952.’
    • ‘Audiences are led on a tour and entertained along the way by singers, dancers and storytellers and are given the opportunity to speak to residents.’
    • ‘A troupe of talented dancers, storytellers and musicians will take centre stage in Killarney this week in order to drum up support for needy communities in Venezuela.’
    • ‘From trapeze artists to storytellers, puppeteers to video artists, Bradford's arts scene is thriving thanks to millions of pounds worth of funding over the past year.’
    • ‘Singers, musicians, dancers and storytellers are always appreciated on St. Patrick's Day.’
    • ‘The sessions are conducted by experienced storytellers and are run between 11 am and noon each Thursday during the months of July and August at the library in Lyster Square.’
    • ‘Thanks to all the musicians, dancers, singers, storytellers and poets.’
    • ‘Singers, musicians, dancers and storytellers from 28 Bulgarian regions will take part in this year's festival.’
    • ‘On most evenings there are special presentations by distinguished writers, musicians, dancers and storytellers.’
    • ‘He's an excellent storyteller and a phenomenally detailed artist, but his work lacks a certain dynamic that makes it stick out in my mind.’
    • ‘Join other artists, musicians, storytellers, church leaders, church planters, theologians, and community advocates.’
    • ‘And I think sports writers, as a whole, are entertaining storytellers, interesting people and underrated journalists.’
    • ‘Steeped in tradition, Kilgarvan is world-renowned for its rich folklore and its many scribes, songwriters and storytellers.’
    • ‘A family area pandered to the younger element of festival goers, with clowns, jesters and storytellers all providing entertainment for children and the young at heart.’
    • ‘The faculty already had great computer scientists, artists, musicians, and storytellers.’
    • ‘The company is helping to send magicians, musicians, puppeteers, storytellers and clowns throughout the year.’
    • ‘The night will welcome musicians, storytellers and singers from all over the region, all welcome to entertain the crowd in their own inimitable way.’
    narrator, teller of tales, tale teller, spinner of yarns
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