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

FOLKTALE Defined for Kids


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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