Definition of retell in English:

retell

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Tell (a story) again or differently.

    ‘Walker retells the history of the world from the black perspective’
    • ‘Latourette's narrative sought to follow the canons of good history - retelling the story on the basis of good evidence.’
    • ‘Recently he has sent me an excerpt from a book by John Bushnell in which he retells the story as he heard it from other witnesses.’
    • ‘Younger generations will continue to learn from Friday Tembo as a father, an artist and a mentor, just as they will retell his stories of the way it is.’
    • ‘Doubtless some of the children who had memorised Perrault's ‘Red Riding Hood’ in their classrooms were able to retell the story verbatim to credulous tale collectors.’
    • ‘The title of this volume sets the tone by its reference to a long poem that retells a classical story.’
    • ‘Ancient vases and carvings tell the story of the war, but whether they are retelling myth or history remains unknown.’
    • ‘There are two narrators: Felipe and his anonymous friend who retells the story he was told at the age of twelve by Felipe.’
    • ‘With a voice so void of emotion it was hollow, the child retold his story and details of his escape.’
    • ‘Claudia MacTeer retells the story of possibly why the marigolds did not bloom in the year of 1941 in Lorain, Ohio.’
    • ‘Hogwarts retells the story of Harry's birth, fame, and miracle survival from Voltemart's rage.’
    • ‘Her savior of the previous night had missed his cue in the dance, and the story was retold in a different version.’
    • ‘Raija's eyes was wide with astonishment as Raven retold the story of his father's victory.’
    • ‘Eloquent on workers' aspirations, Lyons retells their stories, creating a flowing account of t heir tastes in literature and growing awareness of their own interests.’
    • ‘The story we tell about the ages of home leaving in the twentieth century U.S. expands upon and retells a story told by other historians.’
    • ‘Varda begins to retell the story of Baudelaire's later life, and then reads his poems, using the images of neo-classical Paris, in the guise of the caryatids, to evoke the melancholy feelings created by the poetry.’
    • ‘As eager journalists told and retold the story of their naval valor, lieutenant Hobson's celebrity grew.’
    • ‘Not a lot of words had been spoken after Alec retold the story of what happened to him.’
    • ‘A differently important story is that of the novel's narrator, who improvises, discovers her mistakes, and retells a story that refigures the past but remains nonetheless historical.’
    • ‘A teen boy, recently diagnosed with leukemia, retold the story of why he was hospitalized from his platelets' point of view.’
    • ‘Her story is retold as a myth of origin for the nation, but not in any kind of straightforward way.’
    recite, repeat, say again, reproduce, restate, retell, echo, iterate, parrot
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Pronunciation:

retell

/ˌrēˈtel/