Definitions for taleteɪl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a narrative that relates some real or imaginary incident; story.
a literary composition in the form of such a narrative.
a falsehood; lie.
a malicious rumor.
Archaic. enumeration; count.
Obs. talk; discourse.
Origin of tale:
bef. 900; ME; OE talu list, story
narrative, narration, story, tale(noun)
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
"his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
fib, story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddle(noun)
a trivial lie
"he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a dramatic story or description
an exciting tale of pirates and treasure
that which is told; an oral relation or recital; any rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story
a number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration; a count, in distinction from measure or weight; a number reckoned or stated
a count or declaration
to tell stories
Translations for tale
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
He told me the tale of his travels.
- حِكايَه، قِصَّهArabic
- históriaPortuguese (BR)
- die GeschichteGerman
- ιστορία, αφήγησηGreek
- historia, relatoSpanish
- jutt, luguEstonian
- conte, récitFrench
- priča, pripovjestCroatian
- saga, frásögnIcelandic
- storia, resocontoItalian
- istorija, pasakojimas, pasakaLithuanian
- fortelling, historieNorwegian
- poveste, basmRomanian
- история; рассказRussian
- príbeh, historkaSlovak
- berättelse, historiaSwedish
- öykü, masalTurkish
- 故事Chinese (Trad.)
- câu chuyệnVietnamese
- 故事Chinese (Simp.)
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