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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Synonyms

allegory, fable, parable

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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

French, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos, from apo- + logos speech, narrative

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The first known use of apologue was circa 1555

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