Share this entry

Share this page

Tell, William

Line breaks: Wil|liam Tell
Pronunciation: /tɛl
 
/

Definition of Tell, William in English:

A legendary hero of the liberation of Switzerland from Austrian oppression. He was required to hit with an arrow an apple placed on the head of his son, which he did successfully. The events are placed in the 14th century, but there is no evidence for a historical person of this name, and similar legends are of widespread occurrence.

Definition of Tell, William in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?