retell

play
verb re·tell \(ˌ)rē-ˈtel\

Definition of retell

retold

play \-ˈtōld\;

retelling

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to tell again or in another form

  3. 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

1593


RETELL Defined for English Language Learners

retell

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verb

Definition of retell for English Language Learners

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

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