Adjective "retelling" definition and examples

(Retelling may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Tell (a story) again or differently.
  1. '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.'
  2. 'There are two narrators: Felipe and his anonymous friend who retells the story he was told at the age of twelve by Felipe.'
  3. 'As eager journalists told and retold the story of their naval valor, lieutenant Hobson's celebrity grew.'
  4. 'Her savior of the previous night had missed his cue in the dance, and the story was retold in a different version.'
  5. 'The title of this volume sets the tone by its reference to a long poem that retells a classical story.'
  6. 'Ancient vases and carvings tell the story of the war, but whether they are retelling myth or history remains unknown.'
  7. '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.'
  8. '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.'
  9. 'Hogwarts retells the story of Harry's birth, fame, and miracle survival from Voltemart's rage.'
  10. 'Her story is retold as a myth of origin for the nation, but not in any kind of straightforward way.'

More definitions

1. a new, and often updated or retranslated, version of a story.

More examples(as adjective)

"stories can be retelling."