retell

verb
re·​tell | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtel How to pronounce retell (audio) \
retold\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈtōld How to pronounce retold (audio) \; retelling

Definition of retell

transitive verb

1 : to tell again or in another form
2 : to count again

Examples of retell in a Sentence

The movie retells the story of Romeo and Juliet.

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Through first-hand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency responders, Fire in Paradise vividly retells the terrifying survival stories from that day. NBC News, "The Fire: Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI," 6 Sep. 2019 Biden retold the false war story at a campaign event at a New Hampshire college last week, describing the wrong time period, location, heroic act, type of medal awarded, military branch and rank of the veteran wrong. Dylan Bouscher, The Mercury News, "Political Cartoons: Joe Biden’s false war story," 4 Sep. 2019 To support the boycotting of a Disney blockbuster that retells a Chinese legend, remakes a beloved animated film and stars an Asian cast with an Asian female lead, is a double-edged sword. Michael Ordoña, chicagotribune.com, "Analysis: #BoycottMulan in support of Hong Kong protests tests Disney and moviegoers," 20 Aug. 2019 To support the boycotting of a Disney blockbuster that retells a Chinese legend, remakes a beloved animated film and stars an Asian cast with an Asian female lead, is a double-edged sword. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, "Analysis: #BoycottMulan in support of Hong Kong protests tests Disney and moviegoers," 17 Aug. 2019 Studios acquired the comic book license to the popular Magicians franchise last year, launching with the graphic novel The Magicians: Alice’s Story — a story in part retelling the events of Grossman’s novels from a different perspective — in July. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Lev Grossman's 'The Magicians' Starts Over as New Comic Book Series," 15 Aug. 2019 As the Phillies retell history, club vice president Bill Giles made the executive decision in February 1978 that the Phillies needed a new mascot. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Will Phillies Have to Ditch Phillie Phanatic Mascot?," 6 Aug. 2019 Burruss and Tucker, who just celebrated their five-year anniversary, will get to retell their love story one the next season of the OWN series Black Love. Jasmine Grant, Essence, "Kandi Burruss Threw Todd Tucker A Birthday Bash Fit For A Leo," 6 Aug. 2019 At the heart of the Spartan legend is the Battle of Thermopylae, told and retold in countless books, essays and films, including the 1962 Rudolph Maté movie The 300 Spartans. Myke Cole, The New Republic, "The Sparta Fetish Is a Cultural Cancer," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of retell

1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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retell

verb

English Language Learners Definition of retell

: to tell (a story) again especially in a different way

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