Folktale meaning

fōktāl
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A story or legend forming part of an oral tradition.
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The definition of a folktale is a story passed on by word of mouth, or a legend or myth shared among people of a culture.

The story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf is an example of a folktale.

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A tale or story that is part of the oral tradition of a people or a place.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
folktale
Plural:
folktales

Origin of folktale