Definition of fable:
- A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. See the Note under Apologue.
- Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
- Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
- The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.
- To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.
- To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.
manufacture, tall tale, emblem, prevarication, metaphor, parable, lying, fictionalisation, legend, assembly, fabrication, simile, apologue, caption, religion, words, fiction, belief, allegory, illustration, fictionalization, real, manufacturing.
- prose (part of speech: noun)
- reputation (part of speech: noun)
- "Embarrassments", Henry James.
- "Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance.", Friedrich von Hardenberg.
- "Witness For The Defence", A.E.W. Mason.