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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The discovery of the sarcophagus on a construction site last month was a rare find in Alexandria, a fabled port city where most traces of Egypt’s ancient civilizations have crumbled into the waves or lie buried beneath urban sprawl. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Sarcophagus Found. Contents Unknown. (‘No Guessing, Please.’)," 13 July 2018 Some supporters of the millionaire’s tax had leaned on it as a potential way to fund major transportation proposals around Boston, from a Blue Line extension to Lynn to the fabled commuter rail link between North and South stations. Adam Vaccaro, BostonGlobe.com, "A Blue Line to Lynn? Advocates are pushing a new way to fund transportation projects," 12 July 2018 By the time the blades of UT's fabled artificial field had settled in the fourth, the Aggies led 7-0 and never glanced back. Brent Zwerneman, Houston Chronicle, "John Doxakis carries Texas A&M past Indiana in NCAA Regional opener," 1 June 2018 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

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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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