retell

verb re·tell \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtel \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of retell

retold play \(ˌ)rē-ˈtōld\; retelling
1 : to tell again or in another form
2 : to count again

Examples of retell in a Sentence

  1. The movie retells the story of Romeo and Juliet.

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First Known Use of retell

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of retell for English Language Learners

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


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