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English definition of “tale”

tale

noun [C]     /teɪl/
B2 a story, especially one that might be invented or difficult to believe: He told some fascinating tales about his life in India. She told me/invented/concocted a tale about missing the bus to explain her lateness.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
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