retelling

[ ree-tel-ing ]
/ riˈtɛl ɪŋ /

noun

a new, and often updated or retranslated, version of a story.

Nearby words

  1. rete ridge,
  2. rete subpapillare,
  3. rete testis,
  4. rete venosum,
  5. retell,
  6. retem,
  7. retene,
  8. retention,
  9. retention cyst,
  10. retention jaundice

Origin of retelling

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

retell

[ ree-tel ]
/ riˈtɛl /

verb (used with object), re·told [ree-tohld] /riˈtoʊld/, re·tell·ing.

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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British Dictionary definitions for retelling

retell

/ (riːˈtɛl) /

verb -tells, -telling or -told (tr)

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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