Word Of The Week (WOW #44)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly prompt created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)2
It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.
If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

WOW-3

Word:

Raconteur

Part Of Speech:

Noun

Derivatives:

Pronunciation:

  • /ˌrakɒnˈtəː/
  • ra-con-teur
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • A person who tells anecdotes in a skilful and amusing way.

Synonyms:

Storyteller, narrator, relater, recounter.

Antonyms:

Phrases/Informal Synonyms:

Teller of tales, spinner of yarns.

Word Origin:

Early 19th century: French, from raconter ‘relate, recount’.

Usage Note:

Use In Sentences:

  • A colourful raconteur.

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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12 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW #44)

  1. I like this word! It reminds me of the word racooon…they sound a bit similar in my opinion 🙂 It’s also a word that rolls nicely off the tongue, and it describes you and your blog very well 🙂

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  2. This is I´d say undoubtedly a word derived from French language… (Raconter is a verb which means to tell ).
    I truly like the french derived words in English, particularly due to the fact that they sound completely difference when pronounced… (I learned some French in High School!)…
    Good choice dear Heena… all my best wishes to you. Aquileana ⭐

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    • Thanks a lot, Aquileana, for you kind words and for sharing this bit of information. And wow! I always envy people who know French. I’m myself thinking of learning it sometime in the future. 🙂
      Have a great day, dear!

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