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Meaning of FOLKTALE

Pronunciation:  f'owkt`eyl

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[n]  a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

FOLKTALE is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: folk tale
 See Also: Arabian Nights, Arabian Nights' Entertainment, folklore, narration, narrative, story, tale, Thousand and One Nights



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