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  1. Present participle of retell.


retelling (plural retellings)

  1. A second or subsequent telling.
    The new film is a needless retelling of what was already a cinematic classic.
    • 2001, Kenneth L. Woodward, The Book of Miracles
      Like those of other saints, Mira Bai's life story lies within a number of retellings, each more detailed than the last, so that her biography now includes burnishings that probably would not pass any historian's test.
    • 2012 May 31, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Review: Snow White And The Huntsman”:
      Huntsman feints at being the Snow White retelling no one has ever seen before, but ultimately becomes the “been there, done that” of fairy-tale filmmaking.