Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who tells or writes stories.
  • noun One who relates anecdotes.
  • noun Informal One who tells lies.

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  • noun A person who relates stories through one medium or another to an audience.
  • noun role-playing games A game master, particularly in games focused on collaborative storytelling.

Etymologies

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From story +‎ teller.

Examples

  • A sad story means, this storyteller is alive (p. 9).

    Little Bee by Chris Cleave: Questions

  • A sad story means, this storyteller is alive (p. 9).

    Little Bee by Chris Cleave: Questions

  • Acting, writing and game design share this trait in common -- the stories they each tell become more sincere when the storyteller is a conduit, not a puppet master.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • I learned on the reservation that the ancient, sacred charge of the storyteller is to beguile the time.

    An Essay by J.A. Jance

  • So I agree, staying true to your own inner storyteller is the best!

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » On staying true

  • What might surprise some people, beyond Obama's ability as a writer and storyteller, is that each of his characters becomes a distinct voice that he brings alive, not just in his writing but even more so in this audiobook.

    Boing Boing

  • The storyteller is like a camera; Sam Spade never "thinks" anything.

    What's your point?

  • The stories pose a threat if their parents and teachers are not reading the books too, and participating in the experience, talking about what the storyteller is doing.

    The Sci Fi Catholic on The Golden Compass

  • The storyteller is like a camera; Sam Spade never "thinks" anything.

    What's your point?

  • I'm trying to write records the way Thomas Pynchon writes novels or (Federico) Fellini made movies: Tell a serious story using these absurdist tools like the unreliable narrator, where you know the storyteller is not telling the truth.

    June 2006

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