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Definition of fable:

  1. 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.
  2. Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk.
  3. Fiction; untruth; falsehood.
  4. The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem.
  5. To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true.
  6. To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely.

Synonyms:

manufacture, tall tale, emblem, prevarication, metaphor, parable, lying, fictionalisation, legend, assembly, fabrication, simile, apologue, caption, religion, words, fiction, belief, allegory, illustration, fictionalization, real, manufacturing.

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