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1. A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
2. A fictitious, highly fanciful story or explanation.
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1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a story about fairies or other mythical or magical beings, esp one of traditional origin told to children
2. a highly improbable account
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1. a story, usu. for children, about elves, hobgoblins, dragons, fairies, or other magical creatures.
2. an incredible or misleading statement or account. Also called fair′y sto`ry.
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|Noun||1.||fairy tale - a story about fairies; told to amuse children|
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"
Bluebeard - (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience
|2.||fairy tale - an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse|
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fairy tale→ حِكَايَةٌ خُرافِيَّة pohádka eventyr Märchen παραμύθι cuento de hadas satu conte de fées bajka fiaba おとぎ話 동화 sprookje eventyr bajka conto de fadas сказка saga นิทานเทพนิยาย peri masalı chuyện cổ tích 童话
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