Definition of retell
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.
Recent Examples of retell from the Web
The book retells the accepted view of Kelly’s scandal-free life.
As always, when something involves young children and competition, there were colorful moments as Gillam retold stories from past chess tournaments leading up to the UCF event.
These films retell the optimistic single story of teaching: an idealistic young teacher confronts the soul-crushing reality of public schools but perseveres to learn lessons about herself, her students, and the world.
The task is too complicated for any one person, but the Web enables a collective intelligence to emerge to assemble the pieces, solve the mysteries, and in the process, tell and retell the story online.
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RETELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of retell for English Language Learners
: to tell (a story) again especially in a different way
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