fa·​bled | \ ˈfā-bəld How to pronounce fabled (audio) \

Definition of fabled

2 : told or celebrated in fables
3 : renowned, famous the team's fabled coach

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Synonyms for fabled


fabulous, legendary, mythical (or mythic)

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Examples of fabled in a Sentence

She served us some of her fabled cherry pie. the fabled unicorn continues to be a symbol of elusive and magical beauty

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In an interview with CNET, a OnePlus representative divulged that the upcoming 6T will have a feature called Screen Unlock, bringing the fabled in-display fingerprint to the most mainstream phone yet. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "The OnePlus 6T will have a feature the iPhone XS and Pixel 3 won’t: an in-display fingerprint reader," 10 Sep. 2018 The lawsuit offers a rare glimpse inside the $11 billion firm, which is run by one of Wall Street’s most fabled traders and is a huge source of business across the banking industry. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Trump administration gets real about cost of its tax plan," 13 Feb. 2018 The lawsuit offers a rare glimpse inside the $11 billion firm, which is run by one of Wall Street’s most fabled traders and is a huge source of business across the banking industry. Jessica Silver-greenberg And Matthew Goldstein, New York Times, "Steven Cohen’s Investment Firm Accused of Hostility to Women," 12 Feb. 2018 Don’t come to Act II expecting spectacle: The playing space is small, and Adam Riggar’s scenic design of vertical wooden planks, suggesting a fence, and a circular platform, emblematic of the fabled Round Table, is serviceable rather than stunning. Julia M. Klein, Philly.com, "Act II Playhouse's 'Camelot' a scaled-down yet powerful portrayal," 27 May 2018 Macron arrived in the central Chinese city of Xi'an, a town fabled for its imperial tomb filled with terra-cotta warriors as well as its role as the historic gateway to the Silk Road. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "China’s inexorable rise is helped by Trump’s retreat," 11 Jan. 2018 For more than 40 years this fabled property has fueled the imaginations of grandees only to foil their plans, as foreign royals, entertainment moguls, and billionaire entrepreneurs have all failed to break ground. Alex Bhattacharji, Town & Country, "An Empty Lot Above Beverly Hills Is the Most Expensive Real Estate in the World," 17 Jan. 2019 The surprise cold front that turned Lambeau Field into the fabled frozen tundra on Dec. 31, 1967, smacked Milwaukee hard, too. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Open housing marchers battled the same arctic blast that chilled the Packers' Ice Bowl," 2 Jan. 2018 Soon after, the notably chic figure received a call from Carmel Snow’s Harper’s Bazaar, asking her to join the fabled magazine as a fashion editor. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Babs Simpson, a Former Vogue Editor Who Collaborated With Irving Penn, Has Died at 105," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of fabled

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fabled

from past participle of fable entry 2

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English Language Learners Definition of fabled

: told about in old stories
: widely known

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