tale-teller
noun Date: 14th century 1. one who tells tales or stories 2. talebearertale-telling adjective or noun

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  • tale-teller — n. See tale bearer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tale-teller — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : one who tells tales or stories 2. : talebearer, telltale …   Useful english dictionary

  • tale-telling — adjective or noun see tale teller …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tale — (n.) O.E. talu story, tale, the action of telling, from P.Gmc. *talo (Cf. Du. taal speech, language ), from PIE root *del to recount, count. The secondary English sense of number, numerical reckoning (c.1200) probably was the primary one in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tale|tell|er — «TAYL TEHL uhr», noun. 1. = talebearer. (Cf. ↑talebearer) 2. a teller of tales or stories; narrator: »You are reminded of those oriental taletellers of the marketplace, whose hands are as eloquent as their voices (Harper s). 3. a person who tells …   Useful english dictionary

  • tale — [OE] A tale is etymologically something that is ‘told’. The word is descended from a prehistoric Germanic *talō, a derivative of the base *tal , which also produced English talk and tell. Of its Germanic relatives, German zahl, Dutch getal,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • tale — [OE] A tale is etymologically something that is ‘told’. The word is descended from a prehistoric Germanic *talō, a derivative of the base *tal , which also produced English talk and tell. Of its Germanic relatives, German zahl, Dutch getal,… …   Word origins

  • tale — The count or counting of money. Said to be derived from the same root as tally. Whence also the modern word teller. In old pleading, the plaintiffs count, declaration, or narrative of his case. 3 Bl.Comm. 293 …   Black's law dictionary

  • Story Teller — (sold as Story Time in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) was a magazine partwork published by Marshall Cavendish between 1982 and 1985. Publishing HistoryThe original Story Teller was released in 1982 as a fortnightly partwork. Each… …   Wikipedia

  • The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale — The Pardoner s Tale is one of the The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. The story is in the form of an exemplum: the Pardoner first explains the theme he will address, then tells his story and finally draws the conclusion he had already… …   Wikipedia

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