- a medieval tale of adventure
- esp. in France,
- a highly fanciful tale or short story
- a concise and literary short story
Origin of conteFrench from conter: see count
Origin of conteItalian
a hard crayon made of clay and graphite, usually black, gray, or brown
also called conté crayon
Origin of contéfrom Conté, a trademark for such a crayon
- A short story or novella.
- A medieval narrative tale.
Origin of conteFrench from Old French conter to relate, recount ; see count 1.