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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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 Evening of classical musicDress up and go to the Opera or the Art Nouveau Academy of Music, two of Europe’s most fabled concert halls. András Szántó, Condé Nast Traveler, "Where to Eat, Stay, and Play in Budapest," 29 Aug. 2018 Cora is 42; he was born on the original date of the fabled Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, before rainouts pushed it back. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Alex Cora Is the Very Model of a Modern Baseball Manager," 22 Feb. 2018 Russell was no less a revisionist, emerging as the premier rebounder and shot blocker of his time and becoming the visionary of the Celtics’ fabled fast break. David M. Shribman, WSJ, "‘The Last Pass’ Book Review: Passing Acquaintances," 16 Nov. 2018 As first noticed by Hot Hardware, EVGA has listed the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition on its website at the fabled $999 price point. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "EVGA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Black Edition graphics card hits the fabled $999 price point," 29 Oct. 2018 No Maroons banners from 1935, or a prior title in 1926, even though both teams once shared the fabled Montreal Forum and even briefly had the same ownership. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Reviving ‘Metropolitans’ name for NHL could work, but might want to skip that 1917 Stanley Cup banner," 15 Oct. 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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