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fa·ble

fable

 
 
pronunciation:
feI bl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short tale that teaches a lesson. The characters in fables are often animals who speak and act like people.
"The Fox and the Grapes" is a well-known fable by Aesop.
synonyms:
allegory, tale
similar words:
fairy tale, folk tale, parable, story, yarn
definition 2: a false story; lie.
He told us a fable about his father being a jet pilot.
synonyms:
falsehood, story, tale
similar words:
fairy tale, fib, fiction
derivation: fabler (n.)
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