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 mythological (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

Other Words from mythological

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

Examples of mythological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s been this desire to really get beyond what is an almost mythological figure in the portrait to see the man. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Aug. 2022 When Jin meets foreign exchange student Wei-Chen (Jim Liu) on the first day of school, their worlds collide as Jin becomes entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. Joe Otterson, Variety, 27 June 2022 Luna is known as the Roman mythological goddess of the moon. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 11 July 2022 And the name is after Norse, mytho, mythological poetry. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 14 June 2022 Véhémence made this record to recount mythological strifes of old. Spin Staff, SPIN, 7 June 2022 On the evening of June 6, Martha Stewart; Marni’s creative director, Francesco Risso; the interior designer Kelly Wearstler and many others headed to the same place: a Milanese garden with a mythological feel. New York Times, 7 June 2022 Her thoughts often drift to the mythological site and Arthurian legend that give the novel its title. Jake Cline, Washington Post, 27 May 2022 His subjects ranged from portraits to mythological tales to landscapes. Antonia Mufarech, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 May 2022 See More

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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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“Mythological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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