myth·​o·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌmi-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce mythological (audio) \
variants: or less commonly mythologic \ ˌmi-​thə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce mythologic (audio) \

Definition of mythological

1 : of or relating to mythology or myths : dealt with in mythology
2 : lacking factual basis or historical validity : mythical, fabulous

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mythologically \ ˌmi-​thə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce mythologically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of mythological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Family bonds are tested as the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a mythological struggle. Lynette Rice,, "TV pilots guide: Every new network show in the works for fall 2020," 1 Feb. 2020 Small-town teen antics are a bright palate cleanser after a swig of mythological mumbo-jumbo (or hallucinogenic mead served in a cow horn). Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, "Climate Change Is Netflix's Ragnarok," 31 Jan. 2020 Until that moment, everyone simply must calm down about the mythological threat of disaffected Democratic voters who, having been left too jaded by the primary process, cannot bring themselves to vote for a nominee that’s not their favorite. Libby Watson, The New Republic, "Let Them Fight!," 16 Jan. 2020 Some of the artwork featured mythological creatures, as well. Fox News, "Archaeologists find Bronze Age tombs containing trove of gold artifacts," 18 Dec. 2019 Enshrined at Kashikodokoro is the sun goddess Amaterasu, the mythological ancestress of Japan's emperors. NBC News, "Japanese Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne," 22 Oct. 2019 Heart of Stone is steeped in Polish film and mythological history—an Eastern European retelling of Faust. Matthew Gault, Time, "If You Love Netflix's The Witcher, Try the Video Game it's Based On," 9 Jan. 2020 The film is based on the mythological character of Ne Zha, a deity well known in China for being a rebellious teen hero. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "Homegrown movies drive China's box office to record highs," 18 Dec. 2019 Those have been figurative art, but without an overarching theme, entire scene, or any idea as advanced as imagining mythological creatures. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "At 44,000 Years Old, This Is the World's Oldest Artwork," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of mythological

1614, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mythological

mythology + -ical

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The first known use of mythological was in 1614

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15 Feb 2020

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“Mythological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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