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noun [countable] tale pronunciation in American English /teɪl/
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  1. 1
    a story about imaginary events or people
    tale of: tales of bravery and romance
  2. 2
    a spoken account of someones experiences, especially when they are made to seem more exciting or unpleasant than they really were
    tale of/about: He entertained us with tales of his adventures during the war.
    be full of tales about something: She was full of tales about the places she’d been to.
    a tale of woe (=a story about unpleasant things that have happened to you): Every teacher has their tale of woe to tell.


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