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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When the last survivors of the human race — huddled on the Third Reich’s old moon base — realize their colony’s on the brink of collapse, Obi leads an expedition to obtain a new power source from the fabled underground home of the alien Vril. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Dinosaur-riding Nazis in ‘Iron Sky, The Coming Race’ and more," 18 July 2019 Armstrong was the consummate test pilot who flew the fabled X-15 rocket plane to the edge of space and cooly overcame in-flight emergencies. William Harwood, CBS News, "The 3 "amiable strangers" who flew into history on Apollo 11," 15 July 2019 At Imren, a fabled Neukölln institution, the beef is marinated in milk before grilling. 1843, "Don’t knock the doner kebab," 10 July 2019 Live in the heart of the fabled Gold Coast in this 1960 ranch-style three-bedroom, two-bathroom property. Bang Staff And Correspondents, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Gold Coast one-level contemporary home in Alameda," 2 July 2019 Frankincense, one of three fabled gifts the wise men brought to honor Jesus, has been used for millennia as an incense in cooking and religious ceremonies. Alex Fox, Science | AAAS, "World’s supply of frankincense could go up in smoke," 1 July 2019 His hair was stylishly coiffed and his suit, double-breasted and buttoned, struck me as all wrong, a kind of elaborate deceit implying fabled expertise and dark competence. David Rabe, The New Yorker, "Uncle Jim Called," 1 July 2019 Tentatively titled Bloodmoon, the super-secret series stars Naomi Watts and a number of other faces to tell the stories of Westeros' fabled history. Kathryn Lindsay, refinery29.com, "Lena Headey Finally Admits Game Of Thrones Did Cersei Dirty," 18 June 2019 One of many players to enhance their reputation in Ajax's fabled Champions League run. SI.com, "Africa Cup of Nations 2019: A Combined XI of the Best Players at This Summer's Tournament," 16 June 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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The first known use of fabled was in 1602

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English Language Learners Definition of fabled

: told about in old stories
: widely known

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