re·​tell·​ing | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈte-liŋ How to pronounce retelling (audio) \

Definition of retelling

: a new version of a story a retelling of a Greek legend

Examples of retelling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also lost in the retelling is your control over how your information glut is received. Washington Post, 30 May 2021 In 2020 and 2021, viewers saw a near-exact retelling of her biography in Netflix’s Selena the Series, which was co-produced by the family. Isabela Raygoza,, 17 Apr. 2022 The retelling of the Passover story was read in a specific order using a Haggadah, a book that tells the story of the Israelites leaving Egypt. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2022 Speaking of Saget, Gottfried made reference to their famous turns in the 2005 documentary The Aristocrats about the retelling of the world's filthiest joke. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 13 Apr. 2022 The Jewish holiday celebrates the retelling of the biblical account of when the Jewish people were freed from slavery in Egypt. Jason Gonzalez, The Courier-Journal, 12 Apr. 2022 The fictional retelling of King's last night on earth shows his personal side. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 12 Apr. 2022 The first half which precedes the seder meal deals with the past – a retelling and reenactment of the Exodus from Egypt. Rabbi Avi Weiss,, 11 Apr. 2022 The judge’s retelling of the events said Casanova and other officers retreated while the occupants of the home — not knowing who had shot at them — called 911 for help and tried to save Roundtree. Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of retelling

1883, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2022

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“Retelling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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