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

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Wittily named nautical-mythological cocktails include the Dionysus Delight, mixing jalapeño tequila with mezcal, lime juice and a large cube of frozen passion-fruit juice. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: Brizo in Rocky Hill," 10 July 2019 These relationships give the whole book a mythological feeling—a series of amiable Charons guiding our narrator across so many Rivers Styx. Rachel Riederer, Outside Online, "'Underland' Sends a Nature Writer Deep into the Earth," 25 June 2019 Sinuous sea horses, leaping dolphins, and mythological sea critters might together seem crazy, but there’s a method to the madness. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Silver Sailing Cups Recall Gilded Age Glamour and Sexuality," 29 June 2019 While dealing with the mythological, the novel also delves into big questions. Elena Nicolaou,, "Move Over, Vampires — There's A New Mythological Creature In YA Fiction & She Is Foxy," 25 June 2019 Seen here around his workstation are materials on the parent species, the Manticore (a beast of mythological origin with a lion body, human face, and scorpion tail) and the Fire Crab. Alison Wild,, "Everything you need to know about Hagrid's Motorbike Adventure at Universal Studios," 20 June 2019 In the Indian subcontinent, issues and events often have a mythological subtext or context, be it in politics, science, or other fields. Harish C Menon, Quartz India, "Sri Lanka’s first ever satellite is named after the ultimate villain of Hindu mythology," 19 June 2019 Students learned and lived in many of the existing buildings, which were in the shape of the mythological thunderbird. Jen Fifield, azcentral, "5 things to know about Arizona Christian University's move to Glendale," 16 June 2019 In the early 1960s, as a Rhodes scholar at the University of Oxford, Karnad wrote Yayati, his first play about a mythological king. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Girish Karnad, one of India’s most respected actor-directors, has passed away," 10 June 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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