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 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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Other Words from mythological

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 With this early episode, set in mythological time, the manipulation of information and language has begun. Fox News, "3,000-year-old tablet describing Babylonian Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example of fake news,' scholar says," 26 Nov. 2019 Without these anonymous and mythological depictions, only 52 bills remain, representing 59 portrayals of women. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, "There are only 59 named women on the most common banknotes," 19 Nov. 2019 During the Renaissance and Baroque periods the subjects in paintings were often religious or mythological. courant.com, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 3 Oct. 2019 Living in the French Quarter placed Broom squarely in the city’s mythological and cultural heart. Lauren Leblanc, The Atlantic, "How to Write the Book No One Wants You to Write," 25 Sep. 2019 The asteroid, its surface features and the spacecraft itself have been named after Egyptian deities and mythological birds, according to NASA. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "A NASA mission's delicate dance to collect samples from a rugged asteroid," 13 Aug. 2019 Those 16th-century newfangled mixtures of music, drama, dance, and scenery were works of emotional intensity that chronicled the loves and adventures of gods, other mythological figures, and Roman emperors. BostonGlobe.com, "The symphony confirmed his death in a statement.," 28 Oct. 2019 The Rougarou is a mythological 'swamp werewolf' of sorts (in traditional French 'Loup Garou'). Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Houma, Louisiana Has an Entire Festival This Weekend Devoted to a Swamp Werewolf Called the Rougarou," 24 Oct. 2019 Those 16th-century newfangled mixtures of music, drama, dance and scenery were works of emotional intensity that chronicled the loves and adventures of gods, other mythological figures and Roman emperors. Daniel J. Wakin, New York Times, "Raymond Leppard, Versatile Maestro Who Led Baroque Revival, Dies at 92," 22 Oct. 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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6 Dec 2019

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“Mythological.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mythologically. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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