What is another word for folk tale?
[ fˈə͡ʊk tˈe͡ɪl], [ fˈəʊk tˈeɪl], [ f_ˈəʊ_k t_ˈeɪ_l]
Related words: children's story, short story, story trailer, oral tradition, folk stories, fairy tales, children's stories, fairy tale movies
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Synonyms for Folk tale:
- black comedy,
- cock-and-bull story,
Other synonyms:• Other relevant words (noun):
How to use "Folk tale" in context?
A folk tale, sometimes abbreviated to folktale, is a traditional story, typically involving folk heroes and folk villains, that is not tallied in any extant literary traditions. Its normal context is oral and it is mainly transmitted by story-telling. Folk tales are found worldwide, though they may have different titles in different cultures, and they often have themes that are familiar to people in the culture in which they are found. Many folk tales are also found in oral traditions, including fairy tales.
Folk tales are often transmitted without the intervention of a literary mediator, such as a storyteller or historian.
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