Definition of tale :
1. A count or declaration.
2. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration; a count, in distinction from measure or weight; a number reckoned or stated.
3. See Tael.
4. That which is told; an oral relation or recital; any rehearsal of what has occured; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
5. To tell stories.
tommyrot, news report, enumeration, level, count, tally, recital, twaddle, rumor, totality, falsehood, sum total, fairy tale, lie, fib, aggregate, misrepresentation, words, write up, drool, numeration, whopper, boloney, statement, report, prevarication, falsity, history, reckoning, humbug, untruth, amount, baloney, true, total, fish story, exaggeration, summation, tall tale, tarradiddle, canard, cock-and-bull story, misstatement, bilgewater, storey, rehearsal, record, narration, relation, taradiddle, floor, description, tosh, sum, bosh, inveracity
prose (part of speech: noun)
narrative, anecdote, chronicle, account, epic, plainness, legend, reminiscence, fiction, myth, recount, novella, prose, plot, retelling, episode, storyline, reading matter, story, romance, parable, short story, prosaicness, serial, fable, scenario, novel, allegory, yarn, saga
- It's a poor tale when the hands won't work. - "Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose", Grant Allen.
- It was possible: I had heard many a tale far less so. - "Ravensdene Court", J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher.
- These things with the silence told the tale of death. - "The Bronze Bell", Louis Joseph Vance.