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 These places are punctuated with puzzles that see No Man doing such things as trading riffs with a musician, planting seeds in a garden and bearing witness to the killing of a mythological animal whose face becomes that of a constellation. Washington Post, "’Genesis Noir’: A stunning game about love, murder, joy and the Big Bang," 12 Apr. 2021 The Librarian begins to wonder if A. may be the mythological Wandering Jew, supposedly cursed by Christ to roam the Earth without rest until the Second Coming. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Unsolved mystery brings meaning to a life in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's 'Underneath the Lintel'," 12 Apr. 2021 My bedroom was festooned with statues of Magnes, the mythological Greek shepherd believed to be based on a real person who discovered the power of magnets. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "China Is Messing With My Magnetic Attraction," 16 Apr. 2021 Later, artisans crafted mirrors featuring deities, mythological figures, abstract patterns and inscriptions. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, "Trove of 2,000-Year-Old Bronze Mirrors Found in Ancient Chinese Cemetery," 15 Apr. 2021 As in the Alien series — which, like the MonsterVerse films, is writer- and director-driven — each new installment feels notably different from the last, channeling a different set of mythological, theological, and pop-culture references. Matt Zoller Seitz, Vulture, "My Heart Belongs to the MonsterVerse," 7 Apr. 2021 Nüwa, named for the Chinese mythological goddess who melted five stones to give robust societal pillars, would be housed inside a sheer rock face where residents would be protected from damaging cosmic and solar radiation. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "See the Astonishing Plans for the Very First City on Mars," 24 Mar. 2021 Smith’s dreamy denim illustrations, which portray swirly patterns and mythological characters, harkens back to her Greek Orthodox roots. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Artist Creating Dreamy Painted Jeans," 16 Mar. 2021 The compilation’s title is a reference to the Persian mythological phoenix, Homa. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, "Iranian Musicians Prep ‘Homanity’ Compilation to Raise Awareness of Censorship, Persecution of Artists," 25 Mar. 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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4 May 2021

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“Mythological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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