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You can make 28 words from 'tale' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'tale'

LATE 4LEAT 4
TAEL 4TALE 4
TEAL 4TELA 4

3 letters words from 'tale'

ALE 3ALT 3
ATE 3EAT 3
ELT 3ETA 3
LAT 3LEA 3
LET 3TAE 3
TEA 3TEL 3

2 letters words from 'tale'

AE 2AL 2
AT 2EA 2
EL 2ET 2
LA 2TA 2
TE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of tale

tale atle tlae ltae alte late tael atel teal etal aetl eatl tlea ltea tela etla leta elta alet laet aelt ealt leat elat

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word tale. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in tale.

Definitions and meaning of tale

tale

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈteɪl/
  • Rhymes: -eɪl
  • Homophone: tail

Etymology 1

From Middle English tale, from Old English talu (tale, series, calculation, list, statement, deposition, relation, communication, narrative, fable, story, accusation, action at law), from Proto-West Germanic *talu, from Proto-Germanic *talō (calculation, number), from Proto-Indo-European *del- (to reckon, count). Cognate with West Frisian taal (speech, language), Dutch taal (language, speech), German Zahl (number, figure), Danish tale (speech), Icelandic tala (speech, talk, discourse, number, figure), Latin dolus (guile, deceit, fraud), Ancient Greek δόλος (dólos, wile, bait), Albanian dalloj (to distinguish, tell), Northern Kurdish til (finger), Old Armenian տող (toł, row). Related to tell, talk.

Noun

tale (plural tales)

  1. 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.
  2. A rehearsal of what has occurred; narrative; discourse; statement; history; story.
    • 1631, John Milton, "L'Allegro":
      And every shepherd tells his tale
      Under the hawthorn in the dale.
  3. A number told or counted off; a reckoning by count; an enumeration.
    • 1594, Richard Hooker, Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, Book I, Preface, §4:
      the ignorant, [] who measure by tale, and not by weight
    • 1602, Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall
      In packing, they keep a just tale of the number that every hogshead containeth ...
    • 1843 Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 5, Twelfth Century
      They proceeded with some rigour, these Custodiars; took written inventories, clapt-on seals, exacted everywhere strict tale and measure
  4. (slang) The fraudulent opportunity presented by a confidence man to the mark or victim.
  5. (obsolete) Number; tally; quota.
    • 1611, King James Version, Exodus 5:8:
      And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
    • 1697, John Dryden, The Works of Virgil, Pastoral III:
      Both number twice a day the milky dams
      And once she takes the tale of all the lambs.
  6. (obsolete) Account; estimation; regard; heed.
  7. (obsolete) Speech; language.
  8. (obsolete) A speech; a statement; talk; conversation; discourse.
  9. (law, obsolete) A count; declaration.
  10. (rare or archaic) A number of things considered as an aggregate; sum.
  11. (rare or archaic) A report of any matter; a relation; a version.
    • 1605, Francis Bacon, Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human, Volume I, Chapter IX:
      [] birds [] are aptest by their voice to tell tales what they find; and likewise by the motion of their flight to express the same.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English talen, from Old English talian (to count, calculate, reckon, account, consider, think, esteem, value, argue, tell, relate, impute, assign), from Proto-Germanic *talōną (to count), from Proto-Indo-European *del- (to count, reckon, aim, calculate, adjust). Cognate with German zählen (to count, number, reckon), Swedish tala (to speak, talk), Icelandic tala (to talk).

Verb

tale (third-person singular simple present tales, present participle taling, simple past and past participle taled)

  1. (dialectal or obsolete) To speak; discourse; tell tales.
  2. (dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To reckon; consider (someone) to have something.
Derived terms
  • taler

Etymology 3

Noun

tale (plural tales)

  1. Alternative form of tael

Anagrams

  • EATL, ETLA, Elta, LATE, TEAL, TEAl, Teal, et al, et al., late, leat, tael, teal, tela

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tɑːlə/

Noun

tale

  1. plural of taal

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse tala

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈtˢæːlə]

Noun

tale c (singular definite talen, plural indefinite taler)

  1. speech, talk, address, discourse

Inflection

Verb

tale (imperative tal, infinitive at tale, present tense taler, past tense talte, perfect tense har talt)

  1. to make a speech
  2. to speak, talk

Inflection


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaː.lə/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧le

Noun

tale f (plural talen, diminutive taaltje n)

  1. Obsolete form of taal.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /tal/

Verb

tale

  1. inflection of taler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams

  • étal

Ido

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtale/

Adverb

tale

  1. hence

Italian

Etymology

From Latin tālis.

Adjective

tale (masculine and feminine plural tali)

  1. such

Related terms

Anagrams

  • alte, tela, late

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtaː.le/, [ˈt̪äːɫ̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈta.le/, [ˈt̪ɑːlɛ]

Adjective

tāle

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular of tālis

Noun

tāle

  1. vocative singular of tālus

References

  • tale in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)

Limburgish

Noun

tale f

  1. languages

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *tala, from Proto-West Germanic *talu, from Proto-Germanic *talō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtaːlə/

Noun

tāle f

  1. spoken or written words, that which someone says
  2. language

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

Further reading

  • “tale (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek[1], 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J., “tale (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek[2], The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1885–1929, →ISBN, page I

Northern Kurdish

Noun

tale ?

  1. happiness

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse tala.

Noun

tale m (definite singular talen, indefinite plural taler, definite plural talene)

  1. speech, talk, address, discourse

Derived terms


Verb

tale (imperative tal, present tense taler, passive tales, simple past talte, past participle talt, present participle talende)

  1. to make a speech
  2. to speak, talk

Derived terms


References

  • “tale” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse tala

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²tɑːlə/

Noun

tale m (definite singular talen, indefinite plural talar, definite plural talane)
tale f (definite singular tala, indefinite plural taler, definite plural talene)

  1. speech
  2. a speech, talk, discourse, an address

Derived terms


Verb

tale (present tense talar or taler, past tense tala or talte, past participle tala or talt, passive infinitive talast, present participle talande, imperative tal)

  1. alternative form of tala

Derived terms

References

  • “tale” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈta.le]

Pronoun

tale

  1. feminine plural of tău
  2. neuter plural of tău

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtale/, [ˈt̪a.le]

Verb

tale

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of talar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of talar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of talar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of talar.

Source: wiktionary.org
  • TALCUM, to treat with a powder made from talc.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)