fairy story
noun see fairy tale

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fairy story — fairy tale UK / US or fairy story UK / US noun [countable] Word forms fairy tale : singular fairy tale plural fairy tales Word forms fairy story : singular fairy story plural fairy stories * 1) a traditional children s story in which magic things …   English dictionary

  • fairy story — fairy tale fairy tale n. 1. a story about magical or mythological creatures, such as fairies, elves, goblins, trolls, orcs, unicorns, wizards, dragons, etc., usually composed for the amusement of children; called also a {fairy story}. [PJC] 2. a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fairy story — fairy tale fairy tale n. 1. a story about magical or mythological creatures, such as fairies, elves, goblins, trolls, orcs, unicorns, wizards, dragons, etc., usually composed for the amusement of children; called also a {fairy story}. [PJC] 2. a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fairy story — fairy stories N COUNT A fairy story is the same as a fairy tale …   English dictionary

  • fairy story — ► NOUN 1) a children s tale about magical and imaginary beings and lands. 2) an untrue account …   English terms dictionary

  • fairy story — noun 1. a story about fairies; told to amuse children • Syn: ↑fairytale, ↑fairy tale • Members of this Topic: ↑Bluebeard • Hypernyms: ↑narrative, ↑narration, ↑story, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fairy story — See fairy tale …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • fairy story — /ˈfɛəri stɔri/ (say fairree stawree) noun (plural fairy stories) → fairytale …   Australian English dictionary

  • ˈfairy ˌstory — noun [C] a traditional children s story in which magic things happen …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • fairy story — noun a children s tale about magical and imaginary beings and lands. ↘an untrue account …   English new terms dictionary

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