fa·​bled | \ ˈfā-bəld How to pronounce fabled (audio) \

Definition of fabled

2 : told or celebrated in fables
3 : renowned, famous the team's fabled coach

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She served us some of her fabled cherry pie. the fabled unicorn continues to be a symbol of elusive and magical beauty
Recent Examples on the Web In the end, the decisions took center stage in their 7-2 victory at Dodger Stadium, setting up a winner-take-all Game 5 for the fabled foes. Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 Who will buy the Steamboat Inn, the fabled fly-fishing resort on southern Oregon’s Umpqua River that has only had three owners in six decades? oregonlive, 6 Oct. 2021 In political terms, Many Saints is a continuation of the noxious culture of the Clinton administration and the Democratic National Committee, which found their likeness in the fabled New Jersey Italian Mafia — and celebrated it. Armond White, National Review, 6 Oct. 2021 This venerable restaurant, which dated back to the 1850s, stood on Washington Street, just behind the fabled Montgomery Block. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Oct. 2021 With the arrival of the Buccaneers-Patriots game comes a surge in ticket prices, viewership, merchandise sales, and betting action never before seen in the fabled and rich history of Boston sports. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Sep. 2021 The most notable diamond to have hailed from Golconda is the fabled Koh-i-Noor, which is now in the British Crown Jewels. Kristen Shirley, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 Fitz does a remarkable job of delving into all these areas and more, offering readers a comprehensive journey into one of Alaska’s most treasured gems that feels like a visit to the fabled Brooks Camp viewing platform, and then beyond. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Sep. 2021 For many years, Texas has made its state investigators, the fabled Rangers, available to review deaths that occur in the custody of local authorities, filling a need that is especially pressing in rural areas. New York Times, 25 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of fabled

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fabled

from past participle of fable entry 2

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“Fabled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fabled. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fabled

: told about in old stories
: widely known : famous

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