Definition of Fairy story
1. Noun. A story about fairies; told to amuse children.
Generic synonyms: Narration, Narrative, Story, Tale
Examples of category: Bluebeard
2. Noun. An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse.
Generic synonyms: Fib, Story, Tale, Taradiddle, Tarradiddle
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Literary usage of Fairy story
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1. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1897)
"In the very beginning in presenting a myth or fairy story you as much as say, "Now, this is not a true story." And if it were possible to weave in beautiful ..."
2. The First World War, 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à by Charles à Court Repington (1920)
"... difficulties—His views of the situation—Paris gossip —Jewish influence—A fairy story—A conversation on art—M. Berthelot at Baron Maurice Rothschild's. ..."
3. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"fairy story. I. Arnold and Gilbert. Stepping stones to literature. fairy story. II. Cooke. Nature myths and stones. Fairy tale of a f°x- 'Heller and Bates. ..."
4. Little-folk Lyrics by Frank Dempster Sherman (1897)
"A fairy story THIS is what a fairy heard; Listening beside a stream, — Water talking in its dream. That is what I call absurd. This is what the water said: ..."
5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1881)
"Is a very pretty child's book ; a fairy story, and a pleasing one. The work on the cover is admirable."— Chicago Tribune. 14 This beautiful Juvenile is a ..."