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or folk tale  (fōk′tāl′)
A story or legend forming part of an oral tradition.


(ˈfəʊkˌteɪl) or

folk story

a tale or legend originating among a people and typically becoming part of an oral tradition
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Noun1.folktale - a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folkfolktale - a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
flying carpet - (Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
narration, narrative, story, tale - a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
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The translation and publication of Russian folk story 'Magical Fish' in Urdu in the 'Phool' magazine will enhance Pakistan and Russia friendship, Dr Ludmila Vassilyeva former chairperson of Urdu Department of Moscow University said.
Enjoyable are the hints of magic and the supernatural that are reminiscent of African folk story traditions.
It is influenced by modern theatrical forms such as psycho-theatre and drama therapy, in addition to folk story telling.
Following the workshop, the participants were tasked with writing their own folk story in a way which would appeal to children and at the same time help them to explore and encourage greater interest in their heritage.
Good reading skills or parental read-aloud assistance will lend appreciation to this Chinese folk story, especially recommended for picture book collections strong in ethnic tales.
You're proud purveyors of modern folk story telling.
It is pertinent to mention here that the play Three Monks was a folk story with the theme to highlight power of unity.
It was based on the famous Pashto folk story of Yusuf Khan and Sherbano.
This set appeared in 1895, and is a wonderful example of late Romantic character pieces with music that fits their descriptive titles: "Le Soir" is a lovely nocturne-like piece, and "Legende," a sentimental folk story or fable.
A darkly magical folk story, written by the composer and librettist of Opera North's hugely successful The Adventures of Pinocchio, Swanhunter is a celebration of the power of song, designed specifically for a family audience - for adults just as much as for children.
The terrors of evacuation are presented through the eyes of a child and encompassed by the character of the rat catcher - a villain from a traditional folk story.
In East of the Sun, West of the Moon, she retells with her own illustrations the well-known Norwegian folk story collected in the 19th century by Asjbornssen and Moe and described by Angela Carter in The Virago Book of Fairy Tales as 'one of the most lyrically beautiful and mysterious of all Northern European fairy tales'.