Definition of mythical
1 : based on or described in a myth especially as contrasted with history
3 usually mythic : having qualities suitable to myth : legendary the twilight of a mythic professional career — Clayton Riley
mythicallyplay \-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of mythical in a Sentence
Hercules was a mythical hero who was half man and half god.
gods fighting in a mythical battle in the sky
The sportswriters picked a mythical all-star team.
The benefits of the new policy proved to be mythical.
Recent Examples of mythical from the Web
Then there are those whose reverence for Lee relies on replacing the actual Lee with a mythical figure who never truly existed.
Romulus, the city’s mythical founder, preferred the Palatine.
James' teams are 3-4 in previous Finals appearances, though the 2007 loss in which the Spurs swept the Cavaliers and predated James' current streak should be a checkmark on James' side of the ledger in the mythical James versus Jordan debate.
In the repertoire of Renaissance cartographers, fierce mythical beasts—from sea serpents to manticores—represented dangers of unknown worlds.
Thus, when constructing an A-to-Z guide of Universal’s Volcano Bay, finding words that start with every letter of the alphabet was as difficult as navigating the Pacific by mythical fish.
Her one-of-a-kind works have an organic, almost mythical quality.
Meanwhile, Seth Meyers concerned himself with the mythical phenomenon known as Swamp Drainage.
Gangs of racist thugs target refugees who have flocked there in search of Ireland's increasingly mythical hospitality.
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Definition of mythical for English Language Learners
: based on or described in a myth
: existing only in the imagination
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