how to pronounce tale

tɛɪl

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meanings of tale

noun:

  1. A number of things considered as an aggregate; sum.
  2. Account; estimation; regard; heed.
  3. A report of any matter; a relation; a version.
  4. Speech; language.
  5. Alternative form of tael.
  6. A rehearsal of what has occurred; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
  7. An account of an asserted fact or circumstance; a rumour; a report, especially an idle or malicious story; a piece of gossip or slander; a lie.
  8. A speech; a statement; talk; conversation; discourse.
  9. The fraudulent opportunity presented by a confidence man to the mark or victim.
  10. Number; tally; quota.
  11. A count; declaration.
  12. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration.

verb:

  1. To reckon; consider (someone) to have something.
  2. To speak; discourse; tell tales.

words with pronunciation similar to tale

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