1. folktale

noun. ['ˈfoʊkˌteɪl'] a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk.


  • narrative
  • folk tale
  • tale
  • story
  • folklore


  • folk (English)
  • tale (English)
  • talen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Folktale

  • coattail
  • cocktail
  • dovetail
  • fairytale
  • fantail
  • foxtail
  • horsetail
  • ponytail
  • robitaille
  • telltale
  • whitetail
  • whitetail
  • whitetail

How do you pronounce folktale?

Pronounce folktale as ˈfoʊkˌteɪl.

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Sentences with folktale

1. Noun, singular or mass
This style is characteristic of a folktale and will help give the story the right tone.

2. Adjective
An author can write a story in the style of a folktale by following its conventions.