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Definition 1: a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where tale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his narrative was interesting
  • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children

Synonyms for tale in the sense of this definition

(tale is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of tale ) an excessively sentimental narrative

(... is a kind of tale ) an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story

(... is a kind of tale ) a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

(... is a kind of tale ) a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy

(... is a kind of tale ) a story about fairies; told to amuse children

(... is a kind of tale ) a tale in rhymed verse for children

(... is an instance of tale) an uncompleted series of tales written after 1387 by Geoffrey Chaucer

Definition 2: a trivial lie - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where tale or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he told a fib about eating his spinach
  • how can I stop my child from telling stories?

Synonyms for tale in the sense of this definition

(tale is a kind of ...) a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

(... is a kind of tale ) an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse

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