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
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 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
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