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yarn

 
pronunciation:
yarn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a strand of twisted fibers made from silk, cotton, wool, or other materials and used for knitting or weaving.
 
similar words:
fiber, strand, thread
definition 2: (informal) a long tale that may exaggerate the truth or is hard to believe.
My grandfather likes to tell yarns about his childhood.
similar words:
account, anecdote, fiction, invention, narrative, story, tale