- to tell (a story, tale, etc.) over again or in a new way: It’s Sleeping Beauty retold with a different twist.
Origin of retell
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I describe it as “accurate events reflected in the mirror and then retold for dramatic effect.”Porn Star James Deen on His ‘Canyons’ Experience With Lindsay Lohan
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Indeed, the Annunciation is retold in the Holy Book of Islam not once, but twice.The Origins of Islam: Tom Holland Explains New Book ‘In the Shadow of the Sword’
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Moliere took those old stories and retold them in his own language.Scaramouche
These were Scottish children to whom the stories were retold, and they understood the Scottish tongue.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
The rest of the story is now familiar and needs not be retold.
In the tales as I have retold them for you, I hope you will not find any of these faults.King Arthur's Knights
In 1885 this story was retold from authentic sources as follows.
- to relate (a story, etc) again or differently
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Word Origin and History for retold
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