Definition of tellable in English:



  • See tell

    • ‘Often an account of the supernatural folklore of a region is no more than a list of ghosts supposed to haunt the area, followed by a tellable tale or two.’
    • ‘I mentioned in Chapter 2 that ‘narrative display texts’, a class which includes both literary narratives and stories people tell one another, circulate because their stories are tellable, ‘worth it’.’
    • ‘Therefore, instead of a final dispensation, the story of a monster at the limit of the tellable concludes irresolutely, even incoherently.’
    • ‘Stories must be tellable in quick, simple images.’