Definition of fairy tale in English:

fairy tale

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noun

  • 1A fairy story.
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    • She was due to play Cinderella in a school rendition of the classic fairy tale, but shocked staff cancelled the production.
    • My favourite fairy tale was The Little Mermaid and that was because Ariel got her prince just by loving him.
    • There's constant repetition which, at times, gives the writing the soothing familiarity of a fairy tale.
    Synonyms
    folk tale, folk story, traditional story, myth, legend, romance, fantasy, fable, fiction
    informal yarn
  • 1.1 [often as modifier] Something resembling a fairy story in being magical, idealized, or extremely happy: a fairy-tale romance
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    • Vidocq's great achievement was to confer his magical, fairy-tale prestige on a branch of government administration.
    • This subtle but persistent political theme is well served by the author's tart humor, as is the fairy-tale romance.
    • We've been together for over ten years now, and it's still a fairy-tale romance.
  • 1.2A fabricated story, especially one intended to deceive.
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    • Just don't start believing the fairytales about spring records meaning anything.
    • This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen.
    • And that was a big surprise to many people who expected Russia Today to go and tell all the fairy tales about Russia to the world.

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