adjective or noun see tale-teller

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  • tale-telling — taleˈ telling noun • • • Main Entry: ↑tale …   Useful english dictionary

  • tale telling — index narration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • telling — Synonyms and related words: absolute, accounting, acid, adducible, admissible, agitating, announcement, armipotent, attestative, attestive, authentic, authoritative, based on, biting, breathtaking, celebrated, census, certain, charged,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tale-teller — noun Date: 14th century 1. one who tells tales or stories 2. talebearer • tale telling adjective or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tale — W3 [teıl] n [: Old English; Origin: talu] 1.) a story about exciting imaginary events tale of ▪ tales of adventure ▪ a book of old Japanese folk tales (=traditional stories) ▪ a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen ▪ a caution …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tale — (n.) O.E. talu story, tale, the action of telling, from P.Gmc. *talo (Cf. Du. taal speech, language ), from PIE root *del to recount, count. The secondary English sense of number, numerical reckoning (c.1200) probably was the primary one in… …   Etymology dictionary

  • tale — ► NOUN 1) a narrative or story, especially one that is imaginatively recounted. 2) a lie. ORIGIN Old English, «telling, something told» …   English terms dictionary

  • tale — [tāl] n. [ME < OE talu, speech, number, akin to Ger zahl, number, Du taal, speech < IE base * del , to aim, reckon, trick > Gr dolos, L dolus, guile, artifice] 1. something told or related; relation or recital of happenings 2. a) a story …   English World dictionary

  • Tale of Woe and Misfortune — infobox Book | name = The Tale of Woe and Misfortune ( [ Tale of ] Woe Misfortune , Woe and Ill Fortune , Misery Luckless Plight ) title orig = Повесть о Горе Злочастии translator = Serge Zenkovsky image caption = author = Anonymous illustrator …   Wikipedia

  • tale — 01. The students were sharing folk [tales] from their countries in class today. 02. The movie star s descent into poverty is a sad [tale] of drug and alcohol abuse. 03. Survivors of the attack tell a [tale] of mass murder in the village. 04. Hans …   Grammatical examples in English

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