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

folk tale

or folk story
1. a tale or legend originating among a people and typically becoming part of an oral tradition

folk′ tale`

or folk′tale`,

a tale or legend originating and traditional among a people, esp. one forming part of an oral tradition. Also called folk story.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folk tale - a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folkfolk tale - 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"

folk tale

nVolksmärchen nt
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The commission will be based on an Indian folk tale and is slated to be presented in Mumbai on November 5th 2016, alongside his existing 'Flying Bus' public art project at the Maker Maxity.
In every part of the world, the folk tale originated not as written text but as oral performance.
Making offerings to grass snakes in the form of food, especially milk--a motif also recorded in other, especially German-speaking countries in Europe--is rare in Dutch folk tale tradition.
A Welsh language triple bill of contemporary responses to the folk tale of Blodeuwedd (The Woman Of Flowers).
As stated in the author's preface, the Icelandic folk tale serves as a "model" for these stories.
The Qatari folk tale tradition has been given special focus by the Qatar Heritage and Identity Centre (QHIC) to preserve the heritage of the country.
She also compares two structural patterns she has identified in the Burmese folk tales with patterns proposed by other studies of folk tales from other cultures, looking for how the narrative structure of a folk tale might be related to its social purpose and narrative content.
The Great Smelly, Slobbery, Small-Tooth Dog: A Folktale from Great Britain" is an imaginative retelling of a Beauty and the Beast British folk tale originally collected and retold in "A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales" by Katherine M.
Created by Walk the Plank and carnival arts organisation Kinetika, the tale is inspired by a traditional Bengali folk tale.
The Witch's Bogey, based on the classic Russian folk tale, will be performed at Solihull Arts Complex on February 14.
Instead, recognizing and understanding the complexities of the folk tale collection's production and dissemination, she argues, is "absolutely essential" as it "enliven[s] our understanding of how these objects came to be, the various forms they took, and the ways we make sense of them in the present" (148).
Never mind that the old Japanese folk tale turns tragic.