folk tale

Definitions of folk tale
1

n a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

Synonyms:
folktale
Examples:
Arabian Nights' Entertainment
a collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th century
Type of:
narration, narrative, story, tale
a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program

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