tale

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tale

noun

Definition of TALE

1
a rumor or report of a personal or sensational nature <don't believe the tales you hear about our neighbor's kid>
Synonyms canard, story, whisper
2
a brief account of something interesting that happened especially to one personally <asked Dad to tell once again the tale of how, as a kid, he broke his arm jumping out of a tree>
Synonyms anecdote, tale, yarn
3
a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive <told tall tales in an attempt to impress me with her supposedly upper-crust background>
Antonyms truth
4
a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel <the oft-told tale of Sleeping Beauty>
5
a total number obtained or recorded by noting each thing as it was being added <when the tale of the dead from the disaster is announced, the city will be in shock>
Synonyms census, tale, tally
Related Words score; amount, gross, sum, total, whole; recount

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