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myth

 
 
pronunciation:
mIth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a story or group of stories that form part of the traditional knowledge of a society. Myths often use imaginative plots and characters to explain how the world began and why nature and people behave the way they do.
An old Egyptian myth tells why the Nile River floods every year.
synonyms:
folklore, legend
similar words:
allegory, epic, fable, history, narrative, story, tale, tradition
definition 2: a story, person, or thing that has been made up or imagined and is not real.
Her story about seeing an alien spacecraft is a myth.
synonyms:
fiction
similar words:
fable, fairy tale, fantasy, story, tale
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