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raconteur

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹæk.ɒnˈtəː/, /ˌɹæk.ɔ̃nˈtəː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹæk.ɑnˈtɝ/, /ˌɹæk.ɔ̃nˈtɝ/
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NounEdit

raconteur (plural raconteurs)

  1. A storyteller, especially a person noted for telling stories with skill and wit.
    • 1888, Henry James, The Liar.
      He was tempted to try the last door—to look into the room of evil fame; but he reflected that this would be indiscreet, since Colonel Capadose handled the brush—as a raconteur—with such freedom. There might be a ghost and there might not; but the Colonel himself, he inclined to think, was the most mystifying figure in the house.

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VerbEdit

raconteur (third-person singular simple present raconteurs, present participle raconteuring, simple past and past participle raconteured)

  1. To make witty remarks or stories.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From raconter +‎ -eur.

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NounEdit

raconteur m (plural raconteurs, feminine raconteuse)

  1. storyteller, narrator

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