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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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
Recent Examples on the Web Four of the most fabled programs in college football — Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Notre Dame — still have hopes of winning the championship in one of the most chaotic, uncertain, week-to-week seasons in the sport’s history. New York Times, "What You Need to Know About Today’s College Football Playoff Semifinals," 1 Jan. 2021 But even after Marilyn’s death, the fabled parties went on. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "Art museum founder, elegant party host Michael Mennello dies at 87," 19 Dec. 2020 The Texas Historical Commission denied San Antonio’s request to relocate the Alamo Cenotaph, a key element in an ambitious makeover of the fabled battle site. Ryan Serpico, ExpressNews.com, "10 numbers that defined San Antonio in 2020," 17 Dec. 2020 Ditto for placing a spoon under the pillow or performing the fabled snow dance. Alex Mann, baltimoresun.com, "Are snow days a thing of the past? With Baltimore-area schools teaching virtually, they’re likely to look different.," 16 Dec. 2020 The long march down fabled Monument Avenue of Richmond, Virginia, may finally be at its end. Noah Robertson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Year of racial awakening may topple Richmond’s last Confederate statue," 2 Dec. 2020 Architectural Digest brings you inside the fabled walls of 141 S. Carolwood Drive, once the biggest mansion in all of Los Angeles. Mike Rose, cleveland, "Inside a $115M estate once owned by Hollywood legends (video)," 9 Dec. 2020 Kate Middleton and Prince William have set off on a tour of the U.K. aboard the fabled Royal Train, a mode of transport reserved only for the most senior members of the royal family. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton and Prince William Have Started Their First Ever Tour on the Royal Train," 7 Dec. 2020 My visual tour readied me for the fascinating story of the fabled estate on Washington state’s Kitsap Peninsula. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, "Gardener gift idea: ‘Windcliff,’ a personal paradise on Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula," 26 Nov. 2020

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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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The first known use of fabled was in 1602

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13 Jan 2021

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“Fabled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabled. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fabled

: told about in old stories
: widely known

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