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Meaning & Definition of Tale in English

English

Tale

/tel/

noun

1. A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events

  • Presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
  • "His narrative was interesting"
  • "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
    synonym:
  • narrative
  • ,
  • narration
  • ,
  • story
  • ,
  • tale

2. A trivial lie

  • "He told a fib about eating his spinach"
  • "How can i stop my child from telling stories?"
    synonym:
  • fib
  • ,
  • story
  • ,
  • tale
  • ,
  • tarradiddle
  • ,
  • taradiddle

Examples of using

It reads like a fairy tale.
In the shadow of the Leaning Tower of Piza sits the storyteller of the town, eating a plate of pea soup. After that he tells some children the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea".
It is a very sad tale.