noun ap·o·logue \ˈa-pə-ˌlg, -ˌläg\

Definition of APOLOGUE

:  an allegorical narrative usually intended to convey a moral

Examples of APOLOGUE

  1. <the film is an apologue of sorts, but the message is couched in a zany and action-filled plot>

Origin of APOLOGUE

French, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos, from apo- + logos speech, narrative
First Known Use: circa 1555


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