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Tales

Meanings and phrases

Canterbury Tales

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an uncompleted series of tales written after 1387 by Geoffrey Chaucer

fairy tales

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This title sets Bubsy traversing across various fairy tales.
  • She was a student of the classic fairy tales of Western Europe.
  • The story has drawn comparisons to fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood.

folk tales

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "Participant orientation in Longuda folk tales."
  • those found in folk tales" ("OED", “Motif Index,” def.
  • Many Thai folk tales are based on the texts of Buddhism.

tall tales

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The founding of the United States is often surrounded by legends and tall tales.
  • Amahl, a disabled boy who can walk only with a crutch, has a problem with telling tall tales.
  • Those are most likely "tall tales"; similar legends have been built around Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata.
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