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retelling

[ree-tel-ing]
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  1. a new, and often updated or retranslated, version of a story.
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Origin of retelling

First recorded in 1635–45; re- + tell1 + -ing1

retell

[ree-tel]
verb (used with object), re·told [ree-tohld] /riˈtoʊld/, re·tell·ing.
  1. to tell (a story, tale, etc.) over again or in a new way: It’s Sleeping Beauty retold with a different twist.
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Origin of retell

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Related Words for retelling

workout, recital, drill, tryout, reading, recall, cite, name, declaim, repeat, communicate, perform, chant, explain, rehearse, deliver, enumerate, mention, recount, reply

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British Dictionary definitions for retelling

retell

verb -tells, -telling or -told (tr)
  1. to relate (a story, etc) again or differently
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Word Origin and History for retelling

retell

v.

1590s, from re- "back, again" + tell (v.). Related: Retold; retelling.

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