Definition of tale
Origin of tale
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH taletail, tale
Words nearby tale
How to use tale in a sentence
If tales are true, he’s one of the biggest bullies Washington has ever seen.Why Larry Summers Still Triggers Washington. (It Isn’t His Economics.)|Philip Elliott|February 8, 2021|Time
OZY and History’s newest podcast, The Food That Built America, tells the tale.
Through interviews with both of them and members of their families, Glaser is able to meticulously re-create their tale.For a mother forced to give up her child, decades of grief, shame and secrets|Ellen McCarthy|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
The tragedy, of course, is that Spears still can’t tell that tale herself.Britney Spears and the trauma of being young, female and famous in the ’90s|Ashley Fetters|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
In this 2018 book, Miller lets Circe take center stage, imagining what filled all the space between her appearances in ancient tales.
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Not that the demonstration had anything to do with this couple, whom Sarah seems to see as a fairy tale come to life.
Were the fairy-tale true it really would shame the affluent west.
Whilst Whitacre never defined himself as an “ally,” this remains a cautionary tale of what not to do.
Urban America is often portrayed as a tale of two kinds of places, those that “have it” and those who do not.
But he was ignorant of that part of the horrid tale; and the Duke, in a milder voice, bade him rise.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Never had Punch secured the telling of that tale with so little opposition.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The tailor of the fairy tale with his "seven at a blow" is not in it with the gunnery Lieutenant of a battleship.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Until very recently little has been known of the strange land in which the subject of this tale lives.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
That was how I learnt the strangest tale that ever a man was told, and knew the miracle to which I owed my life.Uncanny Tales|Various
British Dictionary definitions for tale
- a malicious or meddlesome rumour or piece of gossipto bear tales against someone
- (in combination)talebearer; taleteller
- to tell fanciful lies
- to report malicious stories, trivial complaints, etc, esp to someone in authority
- a number; amount
- computation or enumeration
Word Origin for tale
Other Idioms and Phrases with tale
see old wives' tale; tall tale; tell tales; thereby hangs a tale.