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fairy talenoun [C]

uk   /ˈfeə.ri ˌteɪl/  us   /ˈfer.i ˌteɪl/ (UK also fairy story)
a traditional story written for children that usually involves imaginary creatures and magic

fairy-taleadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈfeə.ri.teɪl/  us   /ˈfer.i.teɪl/ approving
(Definition of fairy tale from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fairy talenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfeər·i ˌteɪl/
literature a traditional story, usually written for children, which often involves imaginary creatures and magic
(Definition of fairy tale from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fairy tale”
in Arabic حَدّوتة (قِصّة خَياليّة للأطْفال)…
in Korean 동화…
in Portuguese conto de fadas…
in Catalan conte de fades…
in Japanese おとぎ話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 童话故事…
in Turkish peri gibi, mutlu ve güzel…
in Russian сказочный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 童話故事…
in Italian fiaba…
in Polish (jak) z bajki…
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