folktale

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noun folk·tale \ˈfōk-ˌtāl\

Definition of folktale

  1. :  a characteristically anonymous, timeless, and placeless tale circulated orally among a people

Examples of folktale in a Sentence

  1. West African folktales that continue to be passed from generation to generation through storytelling.

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First Known Use of folktale

1850


FOLKTALE Defined for English Language Learners

folktale

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Definition of folktale for English Language Learners

  • : a traditional story


FOLKTALE Defined for Kids

folktale

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noun folk·tale \ˈfōk-ˌtāl\

Definition of folktale for Students

  1. :  a story made up and handed down by the common people

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