Definition of tale-teller in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtāltelər/ /ˈteɪltɛlər/


  • 1A person who tells stories.

    • ‘Everyone draws from a bundle to select the first taletellers and the Knight is the fortunate soul who begins these tales on the way to Canterbury.’
    • ‘The Taleteller tells you that Cinderella and Prince Charming will meet, fall in love and live happily ever after.’
    • ‘Rd Plasschaert (stage name: Dusty Skye) is a taleteller and guide with a phenomenal ability to merge education, entertainment and audience interactivity.’
    • ‘Biswell sets patiently about the task of weighing the evidence, and is grown-up enough not to wax indignant when he discovers that this professional taleteller sometimes told tales.’
    • ‘She's a taleteller-- a storyteller, a spinner of Harper yarns-- more than a gossip, but the plain fact is that these days, if one wants to know something going on in the Weyr, Aherath is the very best bet.’
    1. 1.1A person who spreads gossip or reveals secrets.
      ‘It determined that the poster, as a taleteller (repeater), though in Cyberspace, was just as guilty of libel as anyone else who purposefully slanders a person's reputation.’
      ‘Its author had the reputation of a notorious taleteller even before he got a book contract.’



/ˈtāltelər/ /ˈteɪltɛlər/