Simple Definition of fable
: a short story that usually is about animals and that is intended to teach a lesson
: a story or statement that is not true
Examples of fable in a sentence
a fable about busy ants
The story that he won the battle single-handedly is a mere fable.
He combines fact and fable to make a more interesting story.
Origin and Etymology of fable
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin fabula conversation, story, play, from fari to speak — more at ban
First Known Use: 14th century
First Known Use of fable
Rhymes with fable
able, Babel, Bebel, cable, Froebel, gable, label, sable, stable, table
FABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of fable for Students
1 : a story that is not true
2 : a story in which animals speak and act like people and which is usually meant to teach a lesson
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