Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
  2. (noun, communication) a short moral story (often with animal characters)
  3. (noun, communication) a deliberately false or improbable account

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Alternate forms of Fable

Derivations: fabulist, fabulous

Hyponyms: aesop's fables, arthurian legend, canard

Hypernyms: falsehood, falsity, story, untruth

Origin of the word Fable

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. fable, from L. fabula "story, play, fable," lit. "that which is told," from fari "speak, tell," from PIE base *bha- "speak" (see fame). Sense of "animal story" comes from Aesop. In modern folklore terms, defined as "a short, comic tale making a moral point about human nature, usually through animal characters behaving in human ways… more

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Words that sound like Fable

fa la, fail, faille, fal la, fall, fall away, falla, fallal, fallow, feeble, feebly, feel, fell, fella, fellah

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