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fairytale

fairy tale
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈfeərɪteɪl/
    • /ˈfeərɪteɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈfeərɪteɪl/

Definitions of fairytale word

  • noun fairytale a story, usually for children, about elves, hobgoblins, dragons, fairies, or other magical creatures. 1
  • noun fairytale an incredible or misleading statement, account, or belief: His story of being a millionaire is just a fairy tale. 1
  • noun fairytale Alternative spelling of fairy-tale. 1
  • noun fairytale children's story 1
  • adjective fairytale romantic 1
  • noun fairytale Alternative spelling of fairy tale. 0

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Origin of fairytale

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1740-50

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Fairytale

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fairytale popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fairytale usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fairytale

adj fairytale

  • whimsical — given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious: a pixyish, whimsical fellow.
  • imaginative — characterized by or bearing evidence of imagination: an imaginative tale.
  • fantastic — conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.
  • fantastical — conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque: fantastic rock formations; fantastic designs.
  • fictional — invented as part of a work of fiction: Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective.

Antonyms for fairytale

adj fairytale

  • sensible — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  • usual — habitual or customary: her usual skill.
  • real — true; not merely ostensible, nominal, or apparent: the real reason for an act.
  • sincere — free of deceit, hypocrisy, or falseness; earnest: a sincere apology.
  • unimaginative — characterized by or bearing evidence of imagination: an imaginative tale.

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