Fable - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfeɪbl|  American pronunciation of the word fable
Brit.  |ˈfeɪb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word fable


- a deliberately false or improbable account (syn: fabrication, fiction)
- a short moral story (often with animal characters) (syn: allegory, apologue, parable)
- a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events (syn: legend)

Extra examples

The story that he won the battle single-handedly is a mere fable.

He combines fact and fable to make a more interesting story.

We grew the fable of the city where we dwelt. (A. Tennyson)

...a fable about personal redemption presented in the garb of a conventional horror story...

...a fable about the tarry of two Americans in a Scottish village that every century magically comes into existence for a day...

The reality is embroiled with fable and legend.

Word forms

singular: fable
plural: fables
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