HyperDic: tale

English > 2 senses of the word tale:
NOUNcommunicationtale, narrative, narration, storya message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events
communicationtale, fib, story, tarradiddle, taradiddlea trivial lie
tale > pronunciation
Soundstey'l
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English > tale: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA 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.
Synonymsnarrative, narration, story
InstancesCanterbury TalesAn uncompleted series of tales written after 1387 by Geoffrey Chaucer
Narrowerfairytale, fairy tale, fairy storyA story about fairies
folktale, folk taleA tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
nursery rhymeA tale in rhymed verse for children
sob story, sob stuffA sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress
tall taleAn improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story
tearjerkerAn excessively sentimental narrative
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishnarración, narrativa, relato
Catalannarrativa
Verbstelllet something be known
tellnarrate or give a detailed account of
English > tale: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA trivial lie.
Synonymsfib, story, tarradiddle, taradiddle
Narrowerfairytale, fairy tale, fairy story, cock-and-bull story, song and danceAn interesting but highly implausible / implausible story
Broaderlie, prevaricationA statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
Spanishbola, cuento, embuste, historia, mentira, patraña
Catalanbola, conte, història, mentida, trola

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