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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

Examples of FOLKTALE

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

First Known Use of FOLKTALE

1852

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