Meaning of “tale” in the English Dictionary

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"tale" in British English

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talenoun [ C ]

uk /teɪl/ us /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.

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(Definition of “tale” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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talenoun [ C ]

us /teɪl/

a story or report, esp. one that is invented or difficult to believe:

a fairy tale
His life story makes a pretty remarkable tale.

(Definition of “tale” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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