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Definition of Tale


  1. See Tael.
  2. That which is told; an oral relation or recital; any rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
  3. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration; a count, in distinction from measure or weight; a number reckoned or stated.
  4. A count or declaration.
  5. To tell stories.

Tale Quotations

This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare

Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. - Hans Christian Andersen
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.
Hans Christian Andersen

I'd imagine my wedding as a fairy tale... huge, beautiful and white.
Paris Hilton

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them... Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
Michel de Montaigne

Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.
Eugene O'Neill
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Tale Translations

tale in Afrikaans is storie, verhaal
tale in Dutch is vertelsel, verhaal, relaas, vertelling
tale in German is Fabel, Geschichte
tale in Hungarian is mese
tale in Italian is racconto, storia, fiaba
tale in Latin is fabula
tale in Spanish is conseja, cuento
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