An untrue declaration
An entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence
A noting of items one by one
A number or quantity obtained as a result of addition
It is a tale of ambition and then of guilt.
When he finished his tale, she shook her head.
The tale of his victims is said to have exceeded roo,000.
The vicomte told his tale very neatly.
On his face, besides the look of joyful emotion it had worn yesterday while telling the tale of the merchant who suffered innocently, there was now an expression of quiet solemnity.