fa·bled | \ ˈfā-bəld \

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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Even Hercule Poirot might be stumped by the death of Normal Heights’ most fabled book store. Peter Rowe, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Who killed Normal Heights' iconic book store? There's a rogue's gallery of suspects," 4 June 2018 Just as Toyota’s fabled production system is designed to continuously reduce costs, white-collar workers are being told to cut back on paperwork and meetings, said Shigeki Terashi, a Toyota executive vice president. Sean Mclain, WSJ, "Toyota Hits Tough Terrain as Americans Stick With SUVs," 9 May 2018 Willett became just the second Englishman (along with three-time champion Nick Faldo) and first European in 17 years to claim the fabled Green Jacket. Creg Stephenson, AL.com, "7 questions with former Jacksonville State star, 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett," 5 Apr. 2018 And there was the fabled Splash Brother, getting some rippling revenge. Bruce Jenkins, San Francisco Chronicle, "Warriors’ Game 2 a vintage night at Oracle," 3 June 2018 In 40 years, the fabled Fred's Texas Cafe has endured a tornado, a fire and nights as an after-hours hangout for the counterculture side of the Cultural District. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "The 'home of the Fred Burger' turns 40. Have a $5 cheeseburger to celebrate," 4 July 2018 Big Time Adolescence is one of Hollywood's fabled Black List screenplays. Rebecca Farley, refinery29.com, "Pete Davidson’s New Coming-Of-Age Movie Sounds Extremely Pete Davidson," 27 June 2018 The module was yanked almost immediately, doomed to become a piece of fabled D&D lore. Jim Mclauchlin, WIRED, "The Secret History of the Racy Module That Almost Ruined D&D," 12 June 2018 Archaeologists start a new hunt for the fabled Lost Colony of the New World In 1587, more than 100 men, women, and children settled on Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina. Katie Langin, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: toxic toads, three-parent babies in Singapore, and the hunt for the Lost Colony," 8 June 2018

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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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