[ US /ɹiˈtɛɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪtˈɛl/ ]
  1. render verbally
    recite a poem
    retell a story
  2. to say, state, or perform again
    She kept reiterating her request
  3. make into fiction
    The writer fictionalized the lives of his parents in his latest novel
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How To Use retell In A Sentence

  • I think the children and others such and I will engage in retelling the story of Frodo and Sam. Unnatural Events « Unknowing
  • To the critics of his approach, Mr Kennedy is in the habit of retelling an involved Scottish anecdote about a whale getting itself beached.
  • Indeed, this is one retelling of the classic children's story that feels inert, unappetizing, and downright revolting.
  • Hrothgar's hall resounds with the laughter and songs of poets, who retell the famed history of the Danish tribe.
  • Compare the following three texts — the previously-mentioned Passio sancti Pelagii by Hroswitha; Filius Getronis, a twelfth-century play of St. Nicholas from St. - Benoit-sur-Loire; and the tale of the snow child (a fabliau and several other retellings throughout the period). back A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries
  • Aline's insight underlined my conviction on holiday that this was one tale not for retelling.
  • They drove in from neighbouring villages with their produce for sale in a kind of drosky, the _carretella_ as it was called, with its single pony harnessed to the near side of the pole. The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton Volume II
  • None of us can foretell what lies ahead.
  • Willow trees breaking out into buds foretell the coming of spring.
  • I often gravitate back to the Narnia books or Lewis's brilliant retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth, Till We Have Faces, but this time, I've headed for the essays / apologias instead.
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