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tale

tale

 
 
pronunciation:
teIl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an account of the details of a real or fictional occurrence; story.
synonyms:
account, narrative, story, yarn
similar words:
allegory, anecdote, chronicle, fable, fiction, fish story, history, myth, narration, parable, relation, romance
definition 2: a rumor; gossip.
synonyms:
gossip, hearsay, rumor, talk
similar words:
scandal, scuttlebutt, tittle-tattle
definition 3: a falsehood; lie.
synonyms:
fable, fabrication, falsehood, fiction, invention, lie, story, untruth
similar words:
fib, whopper
Homophone Note
The words tale and tail (a part of some animals) sound alike but have different meanings.
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