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fairy tale

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fairy tale

noun

: a simple children's story about magical creatures

: a false story that is meant to trick people

Full Definition of FAIRY TALE

1
a :  a story (as for children) involving fantastic forces and beings (as fairies, wizards, and goblins) —called also fairy story
b :  a story in which improbable events lead to a happy ending
2
:  a made-up story usually designed to mislead

Examples of FAIRY TALE

  1. the fairy tale about the sleeping princess
  2. Everything he told us about his happy marriage was just a fairy tale.

First Known Use of FAIRY TALE

1749

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