apologue

noun
ap·​o·​logue | \ ˈa-pə-ˌlȯg How to pronounce apologue (audio) , -ˌläg \

Definition of apologue

: an allegorical narrative usually intended to convey a moral

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Examples of apologue in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of apologue

circa 1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apologue

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, borrowed from Latin apologus "tale, fable," borrowed from Greek apólogos "tale, fable, allegory," from apo- apo- + lógos "word, speech, story" — more at legend

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The first known use of apologue was circa 1555

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“Apologue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apologue. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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