A short story or novella.
A medieval narrative tale.
A medieval tale of adventure.
Esp. in France,
- A highly fanciful tale or short story.
- A concise and literary short story.
A hard crayon made of clay and graphite, usually black, gray, or brown.
Origin of conte
- French from Old French conter to relate, recount count1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition