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Synonyms for tale
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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tale

    Account carries the idea of a commercial summary. A statement is definite, confined to essentials and properly to matters within the personal knowledge of the one who states them; as, an ante-mortem statement. A narrative is a somewhat extended and embellished account of events in order of time, ordinarily with a view to please or entertain. A description gives especial scope to the pictorial element. A report (Latin re, back, and porto, bring), as its etymology implies, is something brought back, as by one sent to obtain information, and may be concise and formal or highly descriptive and dramatic. Compare ALLEGORY; HISTORY; RECORD.

    Synonyms:
    account, description, narration, narrative, recital, record, rehearsal, relation, report, rumor, statement, story

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tale

    Synonyms:
    story, narrative, incident, fiction, fable, romance, legend, recital, anecdote, relation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrative, narration, story, talenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    tarradiddle, account, narrative, chronicle, storey, report, recital, story, yarn, taradiddle, news report, write up, level, floor, narration, history, fib

  2. fib, story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddlenoun

    a trivial lie

    "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"

    Synonyms:
    tosh, tarradiddle, account, narrative, chronicle, storey, report, boloney, tommyrot, story, bilgewater, humbug, taradiddle, bosh, news report, write up, level, drool, twaddle, baloney, floor, narration, history, fib

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. talenoun

    Synonyms:
    story, fable, legend, narrative, relation, apologue, parable, novel, romance

  2. talenoun

    Synonyms:
    account, count, reckoning

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. talenoun

    Synonyms:
    story, romance, parable, apologue, legend, fable, narrative, myth, jeremiad (tale of sorrow)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tale":

    conte, story, fable, history, storytelling, fairy, legend, saga, stories

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How to use tale in a sentence?

  1. Paul Feyerabend:

    Knowledge is not a series of self-consistent theories that converges toward an ideal view; it is rather an ever increasing ocean of mutually incompatible (and perhaps even incommensurable) alternatives, each single theory, each fairy tale, each myth that is part of the collection forcing the others into greater articulation and all of them contributing, via this process of competition, to the development of our consciousness.

  2. Mark Doctoroff:

    It's a tale of two different cities, corporate America is resilient and healthy but small businesses are hurting.

  3. Todd Fisher:

    It became a bit of a salacious tale that certain people were offended by or did n’t approve of, it was funny, because Carrie, who’s sort of immune to some types of criticism, she went back to my mom and was like, ‘ Hey, maybe I should n’t have told that story. ’ My mom’s like, ‘ What can I say ? Mothers know a few things. ’.

  4. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Vivir para contarla (Living to tell the tale):

    Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.

  5. Marcela Labraña:

    This is no longer a myth. We know nowadays that this happened and it was real. It's not a tale that a couple of people were telling.


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