Fairy-tale definition

fârē-tāl
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A story about fairies, giants, magic deeds, etc.
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Likened to a fairy tale.

A fairy-tale romance that preceded the royal wedding.

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An account regarded as highly romantic or as fantastic or unbelievable.
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A fanciful tale of legendary deeds and creatures, usually intended for children.
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Of or relating to a fairy tale.
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A fictitious, highly fanciful story or explanation.
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The definition of a fairy tale is a story, often with a moral or happy ending.

An example of a fairy tale is the story of the Three Little Pigs.

An example of a fairy tale life is a person with a loving spouse, loving and obedient children, a big house and all the money in the world.

An example of a person living in a fairy tale world is someone who imagines that every problem she has will solve itself magically tomorrow.

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A folktale featuring fairies or similar fantasy characters.
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An unrealistic story.

He's telling us another fairy tale about how great the software will be.

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Of the nature of a fairy tale; as if from a fairy tale.

A fairy-tale romance.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fairy-tale
Plural:
fairy-tales