(plural: ‘storytellers‘; for the right pronunciation of this word, please click here)
a person who tells (or writes) stories, either real or imaginary, in order to amuse others;
a person who usually speaks (or writes) with some relevant amusing and often real stories or events to make his/her point or statement more interesting or real/authentic;
a person, usually a child, who tells lies; a liar,
I don’t know about the present but in the past, almost every grandparent was a storyteller who entertained his/her grandchildren by telling them amazing stories, often stories based on the religious scriptures, fairy tales or simply made-up stories of the day to day events.
As there were no written records of past events, the storytellers of the past were believed and much respected by the clan or tribe because they were the ones who remembered the past events and often cleared the confusion, worry and suspicion in the minds of the clan or tribe with their stories, and of course, they inspired desperate people, too.
There are different types of storytellers: oral storytellers, who tell about the past events from their memory; visual storytellers, who tell stories by drawing pictures — artists, comic book writers and film makers; writers, who writes down the stories, especially the past events, records; and the present day digital storytellers, who tell (or report) events and everyday happenings in an interesting way with pictures, graphics and sound — news media and websites, especially aiming business and politics; and of course, the business people and politicians!
It’s an established fact that business persons and politicians are expert storytellers who spin stories to get their merchandise sold and to get votes and to avoid being blamed for their failures and blunders.