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 BLEARY-EYED English rugby fans will crowd into pubs early on November 2nd, hoping for a repeat of the fabled World Cup victory in 2003. The Economist, "English rugby is getting less white, but not much less posh," 2 Nov. 2019 This rowdy festival in Iowa is a fabled political moment. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "The fabled Democratic dinner that makes history," 31 Oct. 2019 The massive lizards—which can grow up to 10 feet in length and weigh 300+ pounds—admittedly kind of look like the fabled kaiju. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "The New Godzilla Film Looks Great," 24 Oct. 2019 They had been sent north from San Diego on foot to find the fabled Monterey Bay, where the Spanish had hoped to build a port. Carl Nolte, SFChronicle.com, "The day natives showed Europeans SF Bay: ‘It was the end of their world, and they didn’t know it’," 19 Oct. 2019 Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl, the fabled Greek tragedy follows the underworld journey of Eurydice, who has died on her wedding day. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "College Corner, Medina County," 17 Oct. 2019 Others, such as the fabled but delicate mimic, do much worse. Eric Scigliano, National Geographic, "Is it wrong to keep octopuses in captivity?," 15 Oct. 2019 Since first arriving on the fabled Indonesian island in the 1970s, Canadian John Hardy has gone from jewelry-brand founder to environmental trailblazer. Juliet Kinsman, Condé Nast Traveler, "This Jewelry Designer Is Shrinking Bali's Carbon Footprint," 10 Oct. 2019 Nearly a decade after the fabled Microsoft Courier was strangled in its crib, PC makers desperately want dual-screen hardware to become a thing. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Meet Windows 10X, a 'new expression' designed for dual-screen devices," 2 Oct. 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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11 Nov 2019

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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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