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
On his website, Martin said that each of the concepts under development is a prequel rather than a sequel, and may not even be set on the mythical continent of Westeros.
Sammie’s was the site of a coaches’ dinner for mythical TCU Horned Frogs football coach T.J. Lambert.
Expect to be tantalized by its sweet taste and hues of blue that might be just as mesmerizing as the mythical creature itself.
Trump’s promise to restore a mythical past golden age—where factory jobs paid the bills and white Protestant churches were the dominant cultural hubs—powerfully tapped evangelical anxieties about an uncertain future.
This is not the first unicorn-esque shoe that Nike has offered its mythical-creature-loving customers.
This is not the first shoe that Nike has offered its mythical-creature-loving customers.
A woman narrates the journey in ornate, quasi-scientific language, discussing the possibilities of a drug derived from a mythical flower that might be able to produce empathy in humans.
The president and his designated Under the Bus Roadkill, Sean Spicer, have dodged and parried questions about the mythical tapes.
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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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