Definition of Fairytale

1. Noun. A story about fairies; told to amuse children.

Exact synonyms: Fairy Story, Fairy Tale
Generic synonyms: Narration, Narrative, Story, Tale
Examples of category: Bluebeard



2. Noun. An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse.

Definition of Fairytale

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of fairy-tale) ¹

2. Noun. (alternative spelling of fairy tale) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fairytale

fairybooks
fairycake
fairycakes
fairydom
fairydoms
fairyflies
fairyfloss
fairyfly
fairyhood
fairyhoods
fairyism
fairyisms
fairyland
fairylands
fairylike
fairytale (current term)
fairytalelike
fairytales
fairywren
fairywrens
fait
fait accompli
faith
faith-based
faith-healer
faith cure
faith healer
faith healing
faith will move mountains
faithbased

Literary usage of Fairytale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Jolly Book of Playcraft by Patten Beard (1916)
"THE fairytale GAME Material Required to Make the fairytale Game: a large oblong box or box cover about twenty inches long and twelve inches wide to make the ..."

2. Reminiscences of a Diplomatist's Wife: Further Reminiscences of a by Hugh Fraser (1912)
"Ah, that fairytale! It was as enthralling to me as to them, and it carried us over some three years at least, embodying all the possible and impossible ..."

3. The Standard Operaglass, Containing the Detailed Plots of One Hundred and by Charles Annesley (1907)
"A fairytale in three pictures by ADELHEID WETTE. ... No thrilling drama, but a simple fairytale, known in every nursery has achieved this wonder. ..."

4. France by Hunter Publishing, Incorporated (2001)
"... Chateau des Reaux 02.47.95.l4.40 fairytale chateau, stylishly decorated and handsomely furnished. Dompierre-les-Eglises, Le Moulin des Combes ..."

5. Dutch Type by Jan Middendorp (2004)
"... at Cranbrook was a series of gravestones for fairytale heroines, hand-drawn but mechanically 'carved'. Shown is the rubbing of Cinderella's stone. ..."

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