folktale folktale  /ˈfoʊk ˌteɪl/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Yang parallels this heartfelt and funny story with an illustrated Chinese folktale and a sitcom parody about an outrageously racist Chinese character going to high school.
  2. Its humor comes from breezy folktale slang, matter-of-factness in the miracle scenes, with Jonah fumbling around in the whale's belly like a man looking for a light switch.
  3. Following these is a pure folktale, the nearest thing to a Southern Grimm's tale: A fanatical hater of flies.

News

  • Montgomery-Floyd library to hold summer reading program

    The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library and Act!vated Story Theatre are promoting summer reading and encouraging kids to “Dig Into Reading” by treating young readers to a live theatre production. Act!vated Story Theatre, a national touring theatre troupe, will “act!vate” two multicultural folktales at the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, 200 Miller St., Blacksburg on July 16th at 3:00 [...]
    on June 29, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

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