English noun: tale
|1.||tale (communication) 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|
|Samples||His narrative was interesting.|
Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children.
|Synonyms||narration, narrative, story|
|Broader (hypernym)||content, message, subject matter, substance|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, folk tale, folktale, nursery rhyme, sob story, sob stuff, tall tale, tearjerker|
|Instance hyponym||Canterbury Tales|
|2.||tale (communication) a trivial lie|
|Samples||He told a fib about eating his spinach.|
How can I stop my child from telling stories?.
|Synonyms||fib, story, taradiddle, tarradiddle|
|Broader (hypernym)||lie, prevarication|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cock-and-bull story, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, song and dance|