英语词库
(名词) 
Definition
a report, account, or story
a collection of poems and folk tales
同义词
story
a popular love story with a happy ending
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narrative
He began his narrative with the day of the murder.
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anecdote
He has a talent for recollection and anecdote.
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account
I gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
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novel
He had all but finished writing a first novel.
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legend
the legends of ancient Greece
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fiction
She is a writer of historical fiction.
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romance
Her taste in fiction was for historical romances.
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saga
a Nordic saga of giants and trolls
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short story
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yarn (informal)
Doug has a yarn or two to tell me about his trips into the bush.
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fable
Each tale has the timeless quality of fable.
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conte (French)
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spiel (informal)
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urban myth
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urban legend
(名词) 
Definition
a malicious piece of gossip
He's always ready to spin a tall tale about the one that got away.
同义词
lie
I've had enough of your lies.
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fabrication
She described the interview with her as a `complete fabrication'.
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falsehood
He accused them of knowingly spreading falsehoods about him.
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fib
She told innocent fibs.
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untruth
The Authority accused estate agents of using blatant untruths.
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spiel (informal)
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tall story (informal)
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rigmarole
He gave me some rigmarole about the train being late.
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cock-and-bull story (informal)

引文

And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe,
And then from hour to hour we rot and rot;
And thereby hangs a tale
[William ShakespeareAs You Like It]

谚语

A tale never loses in the telling

其他同义词

in the sense of account
Definition
a report or description
I gave a detailed account of what had happened that night.
in the sense of anecdote
Definition
a short amusing account of an incident
He has a talent for recollection and anecdote.
同义词
short story,
yarn (informal),
reminiscence,
urban myth,
urban legend
in the sense of fable
Definition
a story about mythical characters or events
Each tale has the timeless quality of fable.
同义词

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