Synonyms for fairy tale

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Let us change the subject; let us have a romance or a fable or a fairy tale.

Decidedly, I had walked into a fairy tale, or else I was dreaming!

Diabolus, like the bad genius in the fairy tale, survived for fresh mischief.

A dream had succeeded the nightmare, a fairy tale of a dream.

But I've been about to-day, and I asked questions, and—I'm going to tell you a fairy tale.

Yes, I've lived in a fairy tale, but I've never loved a princess.

The story of this double reign is the romance, the fairy tale of history.

He could not believe his own motives if he did not make them first a part of some fairy tale.

This is not a fairy tale; every word of it is scientifically true.

In the fairy tale I believe the girl that marries the prince is—what is it?

WORD ORIGIN

"oral narrative centered on magical tests, quests, and transformations," 1749, translating French Conte de feés of Madame d'Aulnois (1698, translated into English 1699). As an adjective (also fairytale), attested by 1963.

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nouninteresting or amusing story
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