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tale 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/tāl/,
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tales, plural;
  1. A fictitious or true narrative or story, esp. one that is imaginatively recounted

  2. A lie

  3. A number or total
    • - an exact tale of the dead bodies

  1. narrative: a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
  2. fib: a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
  3. (TALES) The Template Attribute Language Expression Syntax (TALES) is the recommended expression language used by TAL and METAL.
  4. (Tales (album)) Tales is a 1995 studio album of Marcus Miller.
  5. Number; Account; estimation; regard; heed; Speech; language; A speech; a statement; talk; conversation; discourse; A count; declaration; Numbering; enumeration; reckoning; account; count; A number of things considered as an aggregate; sum; A report of any matter; a relation; a version; ...
  6. (4 Tales) by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  7. A simple narrative. A tale is a more general term than a short story, since the latter is applied to a narrative that follows a fairly technical pattern, and the former denotes any short narrative.
  8. is "a story that narrates strange happenings in a direct manner, without detailed descriptions of character."  (DiYanni page 2003)
  9. A story, usually short, that sets forth strange and wonderful events. A tale focuses on the events themselves; not on character development, setting or descriptions (although there may be some of these in the tale). ...