[ UK /fˈe‍əɹɪtˌe‍ɪl/ ]
[ US /ˈfɛɹiˌteɪɫ/ ]
  1. a story about fairies; told to amuse children
  2. an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
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How To Use fairytale In A Sentence

  • But before we declare this the happy ending of a feminist fairytale, we must look at the more sinister afterword.
  • Complete with wobbly bridges, turrets and wonky roof lines, it looks as if it comes straight from the pages of a fairytale. Times, Sunday Times
  • The show follows the traditional plot of the fairytale story but with plenty of comedy and slapstick to keep the crowds entertained for both evening and matinee performances.
  • Yet lumpish Jane's fairytale romance is left stranded on the roadside by the self-centered pragmatism of robbers on the run.
  • The endings of fairytales used to be a lot more gruesome too. Times, Sunday Times
  • I think, when I was a kid, I was always really fascinated with folk music and folk tales and fairytales and have always just kind of harbored this fascination with them. Colin Meloy: '10-Dollar Words' For A Cause
  • And once their fairytale officially ended, relations between them became the stuff of Shakespearean drama, with intrigues, infidelities and fights for centre-stage.
  • Her compositions featured decorative motifs inspired by nature, nodding to the mysterious world of fairytales and their enchanted gardens. Times, Sunday Times
  • Children need to be aware of the real world, not force-fed trite fairytales.
  • Someone has cannily spotted this unquenched desire, and decided that the best solution would be to create Girl Heaven, a fairytale palace stacked to the rafters with pink and shiny trinkets.
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