- a new, and often updated or retranslated, version of a story.
Origin of retelling
- 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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Examples from the Web for retelling
Last year Fox gifted the world with the “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” retelling we never knew we needed.Naked Ben Franklin Christens the Campy Return of ‘Sleepy Hollow’
September 23, 2014
But perhaps most damaging of all was the retelling of an act of humiliation on a female student.Is Rand Paul Christian Enough for the GOP?
August 2, 2014
Ramin Setoodeh takes an 8-year-old girl to see the retelling of Snow White to investigate.Is ‘Mirror Mirror’ Starring Julia Roberts the Worst Movie of the Year?
March 30, 2012
Sheridan became red in the face and choked up while retelling that part of the incident, but composed herself quickly.Nicollette Sheridan Testifies Marc Cherry Hit Her ‘Upside the Head’
Maria Elena Fernandez
March 2, 2012
“The sensation was one of hardening of the organs,” he chuckled in the retelling.The Sexy Side of Maggie: How Thatcher Used Her Softer Quality
January 11, 2012
The truths in themselves were enough to bear telling and retelling.Way of the Lawless
Mrs. Lambert began in the tone of one retelling an old story.The Tyranny of the Dark
The materials for the retelling of this story are very slight.When Ghost Meets Ghost
William Frend De Morgan
In the retelling of it, I have left out most of the history.The Outlaw of Torn
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The story of the establishment is told in "Les Misrables," in detail that allows no retelling.The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume II (of 2)
Benjamin Ellis Martin
- to relate (a story, etc) again or differently
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Word Origin and History for retelling
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