folk talenoun [ C ]uk /ˈfəʊk ˌteɪl/ us /ˈfoʊk ˌteɪl/
Examples from literature
- Children and storytellers alike will welcome these rich and robust folk tales, long unavailable.
- In Celtic folk tales high tides and valley floods are accounted for by the presence of a "great beast" in sea, loch, or river.
- The earliest German literature is composed of folk tales about war heroes—their ideals and manly virtues.
- The quest of the plant, flower, or fruit of life is referred to in many folk tales.
- Thirty-one Far Eastern folk tales, full of sly humor, adventure, and virtue rewarded.