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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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 RFK Jr, in the minority in his fabled family, didn’t go into politics and devoted his life to fighting for social causes, mostly the environment. Bob Guccione Jr, SPIN, 17 Jan. 2022 In the new installment, a new killer dons the fabled Ghostface mask and terrorizes a new group of teenagers in the quiet town of Woodsboro, 25 years after the original series of gruesome murders. Jessica Wang, EW.com, 16 Jan. 2022 A month later Patti has a reading at the West End Café near Columbia University, a fabled stop on my beat generation itinerary where Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg and Lucien Carr interacted, and asks me to bring my guitar along. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 15 Jan. 2022 The regular Mustangs are the coolest cars on the planet, and by endowing this EV with the fabled name has made this Mustang the coolest electric car out there right now. Peter Lyon, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 The first season of Locke and Key, Netflix's adaptation of the comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabe Rodriguez, successfully brought the fabled Key House and the darkly fantastical world of the comics to vivid life. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 31 Dec. 2021 Both his grandfather and his father are enshrined in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame for their roles in the founding and growth of fabled Claiborne Farm. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 29 Dec. 2021 Then, in June, Diana's fabled wedding dress went on display at her former Kensington Palace home. CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 Joining them is a legendary Cincinnati basketball coach and two fabled high school sports’ teams representing basketball and volleyball. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 25 Dec. 2021

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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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25 Jan 2022

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“Fabled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabled. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of fabled

: told about in old stories
: widely known : famous

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