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Word: raconteur

Definition: story-teller; one who tells stories with wit and skill


Sentences Containing 'raconteur'

" Doyle Sooter, another Bethany member, described O'Brien as a great raconteur and "your best friend in life, no matter who you were.
'I came to the conclusion,' says Sir Edward Russell, 'that he was almost, if not quite, the greatest raconteur I had ever known' ("That reminds Me", p. 13S).
He was also an actor, model, movie producer, raconteur, public speaker, auto-mechanic, humorist, and writer.
Middle brother Ken, a highly respected Belfast accountant, was a talented scratch golfer and entertaining raconteur.
The attraction provided a new nightlife and entertainment district for downtown Baltimore and is located along Market Place at the site of the earlier failed indoor Victorian-era amusement park developed by the entertainment operators "Six Flags Over America" (originally started with the amusement park - "Six Flags Over Texas" in the 1970s) in the mid-1980s, featuring an imaginary turn-of-the-sentury explorer/scientist/raconteur named "Phineas Flagg" (modeled after Jules Verne's literary world traveler character in the novel "Around The World in Eighty Days").
The restored version was printed in issue #10 of the fanzine "REH: Two-Gun Raconteur" (Winter 2006).

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