tale of woe

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of tale of woe

: a sad story
  • She listened to his tale of woe.

Word by Word Definitions

tale play
  1. : a usually imaginative narrative of an event : story

  2. : an intentionally untrue report : falsehood

  3. : a series of events or facts told or presented : account

woe play
  1. used to express grief, regret, or distress

  1. : a condition of deep suffering from misfortune, affliction, or grief

  2. : ruinous trouble : calamity, affliction


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