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Noun tale has 2 senses
- narrative, narration, 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; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
--1 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
--1 has particulars:
- fib, story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddle - a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
--2 is a kind of lie, prevarication
--2 has particulars: