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Definition of 'folk tale'

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It's a linear, folk-tale-simple narrative and was always going to have trouble surprising us. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The worldview of the folk-tale, by contrast, is that of universalism. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Farming defines the landscape, then flows into the folk-tale villages. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Nor do they bridge his neorealist grit and broad folk-tale plotting. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Alter's translation brings out both the folk-tale quality of this story and its stylistic richness. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is a folk-tale allegory of the passing of the seasons and man's sometime fascination with supernatural beings. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Folk tales abound of them invading homes and throwing wild parties. The Sun (2009)

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Used Rarely. folk tale is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary

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