This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly challenge is a great way of improving your vocabulary. If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Rac-on-teur (răk′ŏn-tûr′, rak-uh n-tur)
Part of Speech
A person skilled in telling stories and anecdotes
First recorded use: C19th (1820-30) – French from raconter, meaning ‘to relate’; from Old French re- +aconter, ‘to count up’ or ‘reckon’.
anecdotist, narrator, recounter, relater, storyteller, spinner of yarns, teller, teller of stories,
Use in a Sentence
1. When asked to name her hero only one name was upon Rawiya’s lips: Scheherazade, the greatest raconteur to ever spin a tale.
2. Even as a child Nelson was a skilled raconteur, always able to keep his audience entertained.