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An accomplished raconteur, he made Andy giggle hysterically on the trip to Yamacraw by relating stories salted with a rural flavor.
Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  a person skilled in telling anecdotes
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  • An accomplished raconteur, he made Andy giggle hysterically on the trip to Yamacraw by relating stories salted with a rural flavor.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • A great raconteur too.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "The vicomte is a wonderful raconteur," said she to another.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Gregarious by nature, Hall proved to be a skillful raconteur with a caustic Kiwi wit.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air

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  • —A gifted man, Mr Bloom said of Mr Dedalus senior, in more respects than one and a born raconteur if ever there was one.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He performs like a born raconteur, infecting his retinue with his humour and energy.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • Perhaps the old raconteur just didn’t want to speak anymore.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • He suspects now that the eyes did not originate with Mrs. Moodie, and wonders what other parts of her narrative were due to MacKenzie’s own flamboyant tastes as a raconteur.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Playing the charming raconteur is what he does best.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • A reporter and columnist on the business desk, Shavers was as pompous and as awkward at small talk as he thought he was charming; however, he was benign in his self-delusion and touching in his mistaken conviction that he was a spellbinding raconteur.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor

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  • I also found Ted to be a fascinating raconteur.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • "The vicomte is a wonderful raconteur," said she to another.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
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Associated words [difficulty]:   raconteur [8]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Classic Literature
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