Student Thesaurus

3 entries found for tale.
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Entry Word: tale
Function: noun
Text: 1 a rumor or report of a personal or sensational nature <don't believe the tales you hear about our neighbor's kid>
Synonyms story, whisper
Related Words dirt, gossip, scuttlebutt, talebearing, talk, tattle; defamation, libel, slander; hearsay; fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie
2 a brief account of something interesting that happened especially to one personally <asked Dad to tell the tale of how, as a kid, he broke his arm jumping out of a tree> -- see STORY 2
3 a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive <told tall tales in an attempt to impress me with her British background> -- see LIE
4 a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel <when we asked for a bedtime story, Dad read us the tale of Sleeping Beauty> -- see STORY 1