Definition of fairy-tale
- led a fairy-tale life
- a store clerk's fairy-tale romance
the fairy tale about the sleeping princess
Everything he told us about his happy marriage was just a fairy tale.
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: a simple children's story about magical creatures
: a false story that is meant to trick people
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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