folktale
folktale folktale, folk tale folk tale . a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk, especially one forming part of the tradition of a culture. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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  • folktale — index myth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • folktale — noun Date: 1852 a characteristically anonymous, timeless, and placeless tale circulated orally among a people …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • folktale — folk·tale or folk tale (fōkʹtāl ) n. A story or legend forming part of an oral tradition. * * * …   Universalium

  • folktale — noun A tale or story that is part of the oral tradition of a people or a place …   Wiktionary

  • folktale — Synonyms and related words: Marchen, Mishnah, Spiritus Mundi, Sunna, Talmud, Western, Western story, Westerner, adventure story, allegory, ancient wisdom, apologue, archetypal myth, archetypal pattern, bedtime story, common law, custom, detective …   Moby Thesaurus

  • folktale — n. traditional superstition or story of a people which has been passed down from generation to generation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • folktale — /ˈfoʊkteɪl/ (say fohktayl) noun a tale passed on orally in a community, usually without an identified author and often valued for its moral qualities. Also, folk tale, folk story …   Australian English dictionary

  • folktale — noun a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk • Syn: ↑folk tale • Members of this Topic: ↑flying carpet • Hypernyms: ↑narrative, ↑narration, ↑story, ↑tale …   Useful english dictionary

  • folk tale — folktale folktale, folk tale folk tale . a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk, especially one forming part of the tradition of a culture. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • folk literature — Introduction also called  folklore  or  oral tradition        the lore (traditional knowledge and beliefs) of cultures having no written language. It is transmitted by word of mouth and consists, as does written literature, of both prose and… …   Universalium

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