conte

noun
\ ˈkōⁿ(n)t How to pronounce conte (audio) \

Definition of conte

: a usually short tale of adventure

Examples of conte in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, though, her powerful fiction is too little read, apart from a handful of eerie tales and contes cruels. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, "‘Black Magic’ is an oft-overlooked thriller. Don’t overlook it.," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of conte

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for conte

French

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The first known use of conte was in 1843

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