fairy tale

noun

Definition of fairy tale

  1. 1a :  a story (as for children) involving fantastic forces and beings (such as fairies, wizards, and goblins) enjoyed the fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” —called also fairy storyb :  a story in which improbable events lead to a happy ending those balletic fairy tales in which a new corps member steps in for an injured principal at the last minute and delivers a splendid performance — Margaret Willis

  2. 2 :  a made-up story usually designed to mislead an old-fashioned fairy tale depicting revolutionists as demigods — Jonathan Zimmerman

Examples of fairy tale in a Sentence

  1. the fairy tale about the sleeping princess

  2. Everything he told us about his happy marriage was just a fairy tale.

First Known Use of fairy tale

1635


FAIRY TALE Defined for English Language Learners

fairy tale

noun

Definition of fairy tale for English Language Learners

  • : a simple children's story about magical creatures

  • : a false story that is meant to trick people


FAIRY TALE Defined for Kids

fairy tale

noun

Definition of fairy tale for Students

  1. :  a simple children's story about magical creatures



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