fa·​bled ˈfā-bəld How to pronounce fabled (audio)
: told or celebrated in fables
: renowned, famous
the team's fabled coach

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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Word History


from past participle of fable entry 2

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fabled was in 1602

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“Fabled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabled. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: told about in fables
a fabled mountain of gold

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