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tale

 
 
pronunciation:
teIl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an account of a real or made-up event; story.
He told a funny tale about his trip.She loves to read tales about elves and fairies.
 
synonyms:
account, narrative, story, yarn
similar words:
allegory, anecdote, fable, fiction, history, myth, parable, romance
definition 2: a lie; false information.
She tells so many tales that I never believe anything she says.
synonyms:
fable, falsehood, fiction, invention, lie, story
similar words:
fib
Homophone Note
The words tale and tail (a part of some animals) sound alike but have different meanings.
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