mythological

adjective
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

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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 Named for the mythological Greek keeper of the winds, the old 56-foot fishing barge hosts up to twelve for one-day and longer cruises. Pamela Mccourt Francescone, Travel + Leisure, 13 June 2021 These were cases based on mythological sea creatures and dead Venezuelan presidents. Claudia Dreifus, The New York Review of Books, 1 June 2021 The mythological tales remain relevant across time and across cultures, reappearing in these Marvel stories. Michael Nichols, The Conversation, 27 May 2021 For those not familiar with the Korean mythological creature, gumihos draw in human energy by placing a special marble into the mouth of a victim and then drawing it back. Joan Macdonald, Forbes, 27 May 2021 There’s some sly mythological foreshadowing to those arrivals and departures. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 The sounds of a harp-like instrument called the yazh, named for the mythological animal Yali whose image was carved into its stem, once filled the halls of temples and royal courts in southern India. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Apr. 2021 John Ellis alleges the repurposing of American universities by destructive radical activism, yet fails to demonstrate that his mythological politically neutral university ever existed in the first place. WSJ, 13 May 2021 Thus, a song drunkenly belted out at West Virginia University tailgates was transmuted into an aspirational, mythological hymn. Jason Jeong, The Atlantic, 4 May 2021

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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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21 Jun 2021

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“Mythological.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mythological. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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