Definition of folk tale in English:

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folk tale

Pronunciation: /ˈfōk ˌtāl/

noun

A story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by word of mouth.
Example sentences
  • We brought certain folk, music, and literary traditions with us from Europe and turned them into novels, stories, folk tales, songs, and music.
  • Conflict is then almost endemic to a good story, and literature, mythology, folk tales, and even religious texts are full of violent narratives.
  • Early Indonesian literature consisted largely of local folk tales and traditional religious stories.

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Syllabification: folk tale

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