Fairytale - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈferiˌtel|
Brit.  |ˈfeərɪteɪl|

noun

- a story about fairies; told to amuse children
- an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse

Examples

The kiss was a fairytale ending to the evening.

the fairy tale about the sleeping princess

Everything he told us about his happy marriage was just a fairy tale.

...a fairytale about the transformation of a lowly kitchen wench into an elegant lady...

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