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chapbook a small book or pamphlet containing a ballad, poem, popular tale, or religious tract.
Cinderella the title character of a common European fairy tale, who, with the help of a fairy godmother, escapes a life of misery and marries a prince. [1/2 definitions]
embroidery the embellishment of a tale or report, esp. with fictitious details. [1/2 definitions]
fable a short tale that teaches a moral lesson, often having animals as the main characters. [1/4 definitions]
goldilocks (used with a sing. verb) (cap.) in a European folk tale, a young girl with blond hair who visits the house of three bears. [1/3 definitions]
idyll a composition, often a poem, describing a simple, picturesque scene or episode such as a tale of the countryside. [1/4 definitions]
Jabberwocky in the nineteenth-century tale Through the Looking Glass, a poem containing many nonsense words. [1/2 definitions]
narrate to give an account or tell the tale of; relate. [1/3 definitions]
old wives' tale a superstition, usu. embodied as a folk tale or bit of folk wisdom.
romance formerly, a fictitious tale of the deeds and adventures of knights or other heroes, or the class of literature devoted to such tales. [1/7 definitions]
Scheherazade in The Arabian Nights, a woman who escapes execution nightly by telling an unresolved tale to the Sultan.
sob story a tale of personal problems meant to arouse pity in others. [1/2 definitions]
thriller (informal) a suspenseful tale or drama, such as a murder mystery. [1/2 definitions]
twice-told of a tale, story, or the like, familiar or hackneyed because of frequent repetition.
yarn (informal) a long tale that is often exaggerated or hard to believe. [1/4 definitions]