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1. tale

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program.

Synonyms

  • message
  • fairytale
  • content
  • fairy tale
  • narrative
  • folk tale
  • folktale
  • sob stuff
  • subject matter
  • tall tale
  • fairy story
  • tearjerker
  • sob story
  • story
  • substance
  • nursery rhyme

Antonyms

  • unhappy
  • dissatisfy
  • discontent
  • rejection

Etymology

  • talen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • talian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Folk Tale

  • quesnell
  • deverell
  • cartmell
  • withnail
  • travail
  • tramell
  • sumrell
  • prevail
  • portell
  • parcell
  • mortell
  • mcphail
  • mcgrail
  • marcell
  • macphail
  • exhale
  • carvell
  • cardell
  • bartell
  • averell
  • avenell
  • abimael
  • verrell
  • unveil
  • today'll
  • tirrell
  • surveil
  • savell
  • revell
  • rafale

Example sentences of the word folk-tale


1. Noun Phrase
Ask each student to bring in a fairy tale or folk tale book to class on a specific day.

2. Noun Phrase
Navajo folk tales describe the origin of the sun, or why the wind blows in a certain direction.

3. Noun Phrase
If you have heard the old folk tale that honey with milk makes you fat, ignore it.

2. folk

noun. ['ˈfoʊk'] people in general (often used in the plural).

Synonyms

  • riffraff
  • pleb
  • common people
  • home folk
  • ragtag and bobtail
  • people
  • folks
  • countryfolk
  • rabble
  • country people
  • ragtag
  • plebeian
  • grass roots

Antonyms

  • ascent
  • crossbred
  • purebred
  • ending

3. tale

noun. ['ˈteɪl'] a trivial lie.

Synonyms

  • fairy tale
  • fib
  • tarradiddle
  • taradiddle
  • lie
  • cock-and-bull story
  • fairy story
  • song and dance
  • prevarication
  • story

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • belief
  • unbelief
  • displeased

Etymology

  • talen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • talian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. folk

noun. ['ˈfoʊk'] people descended from a common ancestor.

Synonyms

  • descent
  • lineage
  • homefolk
  • blood line
  • house
  • ancestry
  • gens
  • blood
  • bloodline
  • kinfolk
  • stemma
  • origin
  • dynasty
  • pedigree
  • family
  • kinsfolk
  • family line
  • line of descent
  • people
  • parentage
  • sept
  • line
  • name
  • phratry

Antonyms

  • child
  • parent
  • rich people
  • poor people

5. folk

noun. ['ˈfoʊk'] a social division of (usually preliterate) people.

Synonyms

  • phyle
  • social group
  • moiety

Antonyms

  • brave
  • rich
  • uninitiate
  • living

6. folk

noun. ['ˈfoʊk'] the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community.

Synonyms

  • gospel singing
  • popular music
  • ethnic music
  • folksong
  • folk music
  • schottische
  • square-dance music
  • C and W
  • popular music genre
  • folk song
  • gospel
  • country music
  • country and western

Antonyms

  • overstock
  • understock
  • irregular
  • disrepute
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