from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being accustomed to tell stories.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or art of relating stories, true or fictitious.
  • n. The telling of fibs; lying.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • [Illustration: "'Suppose we have a story-telling game'"] "Well, I daresay I shall begin to remember about her presently; but suppose, children, we have a _story-telling game_.

    Milly and Olly

  • "Now they can more easily fashion their own haggadahs, easily updating it and inviting new and stimulating story-telling, which is, after all, the entire purpose of the haggadah."

    The Full Feed from

  • Fiction, confabulation, story-telling — is, when you get down to it, usually used as an entertainment medium, and also as a mechanism for showing us about other ways of thinking, and if you try to preach a political message you usually end up with something that's not very entertaining (if not outright annoying to a lot of your readers).

    Archive 2010-05-01

  • So maybe Forster should get a pass for Machine Gun Preacher, a generically insulting action movie with a hokey script and manipulative story-telling.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: Machine Gun Preacher

  • So if you have anyone on your holiday gift list, who is curious to know more about China, that might do the trick, especially if the person in question likes books that are informative and insightful, but also contains poignant passages and laugh-out-loud bits of story-telling.

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Writings on Contemporary China: A Top Ten List for 2011

  • Then there's the aspect of 'entertaining' each other, story-telling and pleasuring people with language.

    Page 2

  • So often we begin a story with one great idea, and forget to drag along all the important facets of engrossing story-telling.

    5 Reasons Your Story Stinks (and How to Air It Out) | Write to Done

  • I think that I was able to accomplish everything I wanted as far as the character development and the story-telling.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Take 5: Karin Slaughter

  • “I think that I was able to accomplish everything I wanted as far as the character development and the story-telling.”

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Take 5: Karin Slaughter

  • In Puebla, there are several days of concerts, lectures, children's handicraft and story-telling programs, and plenty of cultural activities around town and at the two forts in the days leading up to May 5th.

    Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Mexico


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