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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fey-buh ld]
    • /ˈfeɪ bəld/
    • /ˈfeɪ.bl̩d/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fey-buh ld]
    • /ˈfeɪ bəld/

Definitions of fabled word

  • adjective fabled celebrated in fables: a fabled goddess of the wood. 1
  • adjective fabled having no real existence; fictitious: a fabled chest of gold. 1
  • noun fabled a short tale to teach a moral lesson, often with animals or inanimate objects as characters; apologue: the fable of the tortoise and the hare; Aesop's fables. 1
  • noun fabled a story not founded on fact: This biography is largely a self-laudatory fable. 1
  • noun fabled a story about supernatural or extraordinary persons or incidents; legend: the fables of gods and heroes. 1
  • noun fabled legends or myths collectively: the heroes of Greek fable. 1

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Origin of fabled

First appearance:

before 1730
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1730-40; fable + -ed3

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Parts of speech for Fabled


fabled popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fabled usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fabled

adj fabled

  • storied — having stories or floors (often used in combination): a two-storied house.
  • mythical — pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a myth.
  • famed — very well known and, often, highly regarded; famous.
  • fictional — invented as part of a work of fiction: Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective.
  • famous — having a widespread reputation, usually of a favorable nature; renowned; celebrated: a famous writer. Synonyms: famed, notable, illustrious. Antonyms: unknown, obscure.

adjective fabled

  • legendary — of, relating to, or of the nature of a legend.
  • remarkable — notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary: a remarkable change.
  • extraordinary — Very unusual or remarkable.
  • renowned — celebrated; famous.
  • epic — Of, relating to, or characteristic of an epic or epics.

Antonyms for fabled

adj fabled

  • unknown — not known; not within the range of one's knowledge, experience, or understanding; strange; unfamiliar.
  • unheard of — that was never heard of; unknown: an unheard-of artist.

adjective fabled

  • factual — of or relating to facts; concerning facts: factual accuracy.

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