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September 20, 2013 - Word of the Day

tale

 

A tale is a story. This word is usually used when the story is fictional (not true). The word "tale" is also used when a person is lying:

  • Jimmy was caught telling tales that weren't true.
  • The children listened to a tale about a giant who lived in the sky.
  • Tales about Paul Bunyan are well known in Minnesota. He was a large man who cut down entire forests with an ax and formed the lakes of Minnesota with his feet.
  • Folktales are found in every culture around the world.
  • Did you read or listen to fairy tales when you were a child?

fairy fairy

  • A story that features a small person with wings and can fly is a good example of a fairy tale.

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