Definition of Griot

1. Noun. A storyteller in West Africa; perpetuates the oral traditions of a family or village.

Generic synonyms: Narrator, Storyteller, Teller



Definition of Griot

1. Noun. West African storyteller who passes on oral traditions, a wandering musician and poet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Griot

1. a tribal entertainer in West Africa [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Griot

grindlets
grinds
grindstone
grindstones
gringas
gringo
gringos
grinned
grinner
grinners
grinning
grinningly
grins
grinting
griot (current term)
griots
grip
grip-car
grip car
grip cars
grip tape
gripe
gripe water
griped
gripeful
griper
gripers
gripes
gripesite

Literary usage of Griot

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1. The Heart of the Lionby Pete Watson, Mary Watson by Pete Watson, Mary Watson (2005)
"Later, in the village, we feasted on goat meat and yams, and listened to the griot sing songs of the hunt. He sang of great, fearless hunters who had taken ..."

2. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: Negroes as Slaves by George Washington Williams (1882)
"The griot, as we have already mentioned, sings for money. He is a most accomplished parasite and flatterer. He makes a study of the art. ..."

3. The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel in Senegambia, with by Alexander William Mitchinson (1881)
"Frequently the treatment of a griot, or more usually a marabout, is beneficial in trivial ailments ; but in serious matters, involving amputation or any ..."

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