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tale - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'tale' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Tale [ n.]
- See Tael.
2 . Tale [ v. i.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'tale' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . tale [ n]
Meaning (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
Example in sentence:
  • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children;
  • his narrative was interesting
Meaning (2):
- a trivial lie
Example in sentence:
  • he told a fib about eating his spinach;
  • how can I stop my child from telling stories?