Definition of folk tale noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


folk tale

BrE BrE//ˈfəʊk teɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊk teɪl//
Types of story
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a very old traditional story from a particular place that was originally passed on to people in a spoken form See related entries: Types of story
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: folk tale