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


    fairy tale

    BrE BrE//ˈfeəri teɪl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈferi teɪl//
    (also fairy story) Types of story
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  1. 1a story about magic or fairies, usually for children the prince in a fairy tale See related entries: Types of story
  2. 2a story that somebody tells that is not true; a lie Now tell me the truth: I don't want any more of your fairy stories.
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