Synonyms of fairy tale in English:

fairy tale

See definition of fairy tale


1‘the film was inspired by a fairy tale’


fairy story, folk tale, folk story, traditional story, myth, legend, romance, fantasy, fable, fiction

informal yarn

2‘she accused him of telling fairy tales’


lie, white lie, fib, half-truth, untruth, falsity, falsehood, story, tall story, fairy story, tall tale, made-up story, trumped-up story, fake news, fabrication, invention, piece of fiction, falsification, alternative fact

whopper, cock and bull story, angler's tale

British porky, porky pie, pork pie

humorous terminological inexactitude