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Definition 1: a short moral story (often with animal characters) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for fable in the sense of this definition

(fable is a kind of ...) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

"he writes stories for the magazines"

(... is a kind of fable ) a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop

(... is an instance of fable) an allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678

Definition 2: a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for fable in the sense of this definition

(fable is a kind of ...) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

"he writes stories for the magazines"

(... is a kind of fable ) the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot

(fable is the domain which ... is member of) (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper

(fable is the domain which ... is member of) (legend) the circular table for King Arthur and his knights

(fable is the domain which ... is member of) literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints

(fable is the domain which ... is member of) (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold

(fable is the domain which ... is member of) (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again

(fable is the domain which ... is member of) (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

(fable is the domain which ... is member of) (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

Definition 3: a deliberately false or improbable account - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for fable in the sense of this definition

(fable is a kind of ...) a false statement

(... is a kind of fable ) a deliberately misleading fabrication

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