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folktale

noun folk·tale \ˈfōk-ˌtāl\

: a traditional story

Full Definition of FOLKTALE

:  a characteristically anonymous, timeless, and placeless tale circulated orally among a people
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Examples of FOLKTALE

  1. West African folktales that continue to be passed from generation to generation through storytelling.

First Known Use of FOLKTALE

1852
FOLKTALE Defined for Kids

folktale

noun folk·tale \ˈfōk-ˌtāl\

Definition of FOLKTALE for Kids

:  a story made up and handed down by the common people

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