HyperDic: fable

English > 3 senses of the word fable:
NOUNcommunicationfable, fabrication, fictiona deliberately false / false or improbable account
communicationfable, parable, allegory, apologuea short / short moral story (often with animal characters)
communicationfable, legenda story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
fable > pronunciation
Soundsfey'bahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > fable: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA deliberately false / false or improbable account.
Synonymsfabrication, fiction
NarrowercanardA deliberately misleading fabrication
Broaderfalsehood, falsity, untruthA false statement
Spanishelucubración, fábula, ficción, invención
Catalanfaula, ficció, invenció
Adjectivesfabulousbarely credible
Nounsfabulista person who tells or invents / invents fables
English > fable: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA short / short moral story (often with animal characters).
Synonymsparable, allegory, apologue
InstancesPilgrim's ProgressAn allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678
NarrowerAesop's fablesA collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
BroaderstoryA piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
Spanishalegoría, aplogo, apólogo, fábula, parábola
Catalanal·legoria, apòleg, faula, paràbola
Adjectivesfabulousbased on or told of in traditional stories
Nounsfabulista person who tells or invents / invents fables
English > fable: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA story about mythical or supernatural beings or events.
Synonymlegend
Category ofIseult, Isolde(Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
Midas(Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
Round Table, King Arthur's Round Table(legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights
Sisyphus(Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill
Tristan, Tristram(Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
grail, Holy Grail, Sangraal(legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
hagiologyliterature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints
NarrowerArthurian legendThe legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot
BroaderstoryA piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
Spanishfábula, leyenda
Catalanfàbula, llegenda
Adjectivesfabulousbased on or told of in traditional stories
Nounsfabulista person who tells or invents / invents fables

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