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fable

fa·ble

fable

 
 
pronunciation:
feI bl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short tale that teaches a moral lesson, often having animals as the main characters.
Possibly the most famous fable by Aesop is "The Tortoise and the Hare."
synonyms:
allegory, apologue, tale
similar words:
fairy tale, folk tale, parable, story, yarn
definition 2: a fictitious story based on legend or myth.
Did the Greeks really use the Trojan horse, or is that just a fable?
synonyms:
folk tale, legend, story
similar words:
allegory, myth, romance, yarn
definition 3: a false account; lie.
That story about his catching the touchdown pass in college is just one of his fables.
synonyms:
falsehood, story, tale, untruth
similar words:
cock-and-bull story, fairy tale, fib, fiction, fish story, whopper
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fabled, fables, fabling
definition: to describe or recount as though true.
synonyms:
concoct, fabricate, invent
derivation: fabler (n.)
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