Folktale vs Traditional - What's the difference?

folktale | traditional |


As a noun folktale

is a tale or story that is part of the oral tradition of a people or a place.

As an adjective traditional is

of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the scriptures.

folktale

English

Alternative forms

* folk tale

Noun

(en noun)
  • A tale or story that is part of the oral tradition of a people or a place
  • See also

    * folklore

    traditional

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • I think her traditional values are antiquated .
  • Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.
  • Antonyms

    * nontraditional, non-traditional * untraditional

    Derived terms

    * traditionally