Definition of Folktale

1. Noun. A tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk.

Exact synonyms: Folk Tale
Examples of category: Flying Carpet
Group relationships: Folklore
Generic synonyms: Narration, Narrative, Story, Tale
Specialized synonyms: Arabian Nights, Arabian Nights' Entertainment, Thousand And One Nights



Definition of Folktale

1. Noun. A tale or story that is part of the oral tradition of a people or a place ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Folktale

1. a tale forming part of the oral tradition of a people [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Folktale

folksily
folksiness
folksinesses
folksinger
folksingers
folksinging
folksingings
folksong
folksongs
folksonomies
folksonomy
folkster
folksters
folkstyle
folksy
folktale (current term)
folktales
folktronica
folkway
folkways
folkweave
folky
foller
follered
follering
follers
folles
follian process
folliberin
follically

Literary usage of Folktale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1908)
"... 339-40 Balor, chief of Fomorians, 173, 185 Balranald: folktale, 303 Baluchistan: ratio male to female infants, 263 Bamboo: sacred tassels from, Malabar, ..."

2. The Book of Job: Its Origin, Growth and Interpretation : Togther with a New by Morris Jastrow (1920)
"The folktale must have had further links connecting chapters I and 2, with the happy ending, as a reward for Job's piety and silent endurance. See above, p. ..."

3. Toda Grammar and Texts by Murray Barnson Emeneau (1984)
"... is so far uncertain. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFERENCES Aarne, Antti, and Stith Thompson. 1961. The types of the folktale, FF Communications 184 (Helsinki). ..."

4. Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach by Linda J. Dorn, Carla Soffos (2005)
"The plot structure of the longer folktale is usually simple and direct. ... In folktales, time and events pass quickly. The setting of the folktale ..."

5. Publications by Parker Society (Great Britain) (1907)
"... 239 Barrenness, see Birth customs and beliefs Barrier Range: tribal organisation, 184 Barton, WR C . : Burial of Amputated Limbs, 82-3 Basques: folktale ..."

6. Read And Understand by Tekla N. White, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Marilyn Evans, Evans-Moor Corporation (1999)
"IWe Sisters A folktale Once, not so long ago, two sisters inherited land from their father. The younger sister, Ella, received land that was hilly and rocky ..."

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