IPA: fˈeɪbʌɫ


  • A fictitious narrative intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, etc. as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
  • Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
  • Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
  • The plot, story, or connected series of events forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.


  • (intransitive, archaic) To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction; to write or utter what is not true.
  • (transitive, archaic) To make up; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely; to recount in the form of a fable.

Examples of "fable" in Sentences

  • The film is based on the fable.
  • Some of the sonnets are moralistic fables.
  • The Lion and the Mouse is an Aesop's fable.
  • He was the fabled founder of the Kashmir region.
  • The Geats depart for this fabled land of harmony.
  • Let's think of the fable of the fox and the grapes.
  • The Mischievous Dog is a fable attributed to Aesop.
  • The merge notice for fable was lost in the deletion.
  • It is the object of the folklore of many fictitious fables.
  • [Footnote: For an explanation of the term fable, see page 236.] 1.
  • Perhaps the best known story about a swan is The Ugly Duckling fable.
  • The underlying emotion to this well written fable is hatred and resentment.
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  • While I think the book has an intriguing premise, calling it a fable is a stretch.
  • "Another penetrating, emotionally lacerating antiwar fable from a master of the form."
  • Apparently, a redemption fable is one thing; showing the nasty details of the road to redemption is something else.
  • Othellos, the Don Juans that illustrate to us that the fable is a game of chess played over and over again, a thousand times with whatever pieces destiny throws up at any given time.
  • This fable is serve accentuated by a actuality which a single of Coach Troppmanns teenage football players attended all those camps in Booneville, California as great as expected was sleeping in a nearby cabin when Bryant as great as McKay were figuring out how to change a world.

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