fable

  1. a deliberately false or improbable account
  2. a short moral story (often with animal characters)
  3. a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

Fable

Short story or piece of verse conveying a moral e.g. Aesop's fables.
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fable

[n] - a short moral story (often with animal characters)
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fable

Genre of story, in either verse or prose, in which animals or inanimate objects are given the mentality and speech of human beings to point out a moral. Fables are common in folklore and children's...
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Fable

a short story which is devised and written to convey a useful moral lesson. Animals are often used as characters, as in Aesop's Fables. See parable
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Fable

Fa'ble (fā'b'l) noun [ French, from Latin fabula , from fari to speak, say. See Ban , and confer Fabulous , Fame .] 1. A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an a...
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Fable

Fa'ble intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Fabled ; present participle & verbal noun Fabling .] To compose fables; hence, to write or speak fiction ; to write or utter what is not true. 'He Fables not.' Shak. &#x...
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Fable

Fa'ble transitive verb To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely. « The hell thou fablest Milton.
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fable

parable noun a short moral story (often with animal characters)
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Fable

• (v. t.) To feign; to invent; to devise, and speak of, as true or real; to tell of falsely. • (n.) Any story told to excite wonder; common talk; the theme of talk. • (n.) The plot, story, or connected series of events, forming the subject of an epic or dramatic poem. • (n.) A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse...
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fable

narrative form, usually featuring animals that behave and speak as human beings, told in order to highlight human follies and weaknesses. A moral—or ... [16 related articles]
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fable

fable 1. A short story with a moral, especially one in which the characters are animals. 2. A story about supernatural, mythological, or legendary characters and events. 3. A false or improbable account of something. 4. Myths and legends (fables) collectively. 5. Etymology: from Old French fable, from Latin fabula, 'story, play, fable'; literally,...
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Fable

[Robert Miles song] `Fable` is the title of a song by the Swiss-Italian musician Robert Miles. It was released in May 1996 as the second single from his album Dreamland. It was a hit in several countries, reaching top ten in Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland and UK. Its highest position in Europe was #2 in Finland, but the...
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fable

A story in which the characters are animals and not human beings. Fables are intended to convey typical human fallacies. Usually fables point to a moral, so fables belong to didactic literature.
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fable

fable, brief allegorical narrative, in verse or prose, illustrating a moral thesis or satirizing human beings. The characters of a fable are usually animals who talk and act like people while retaining their animal traits. The oldest known fables are those in the Panchatantra, a collection of fables...
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Fable

In literature, fable is a term applied originally to every imaginative tale, but confined in modern use to short stories, either in prose or verse, in which animals and sometimes inanimate things are feigned to act and speak with human interests and passions for the purpose of inculcating a moral lesson in a pleasant and pointed manner. The fable c...
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fable

Genre of story, in either verse or prose, in which animals or inanimate objects are given the mentality and speech of human beings to point out a moral. Fables are common in folklore and children's literature, and range from the short fables of the ancient Greek writer Aesop to the modern novel Animal Farm (1945) by English w...
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fable

Short story in Greece and other ancient cultures. Fables appeared in literature as illustrative examples and later were compiled into collections.
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Fable

[1996 video game] Fable is a PC point and click adventure game developed by Simbiosis Interactive, which was the company`s only release. It was published in North America by Sir-tech Software, Inc. and internationally by Telstar Electronic Studios, Ltd. ==Gameplay== Fable runs on MS-DOS and Windows 95, featuring SVGA graphics (DirectX in th...
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Fable

[TV play] Fable is a British television play, shown on 27 January 1965 as an episode of The Wednesday Play series on BBC 1. Written by John Hopkins, the play is set in a parallel totalitarian Britain where those in authority are black people, and white people are their social underdogs - a reversal of the situation in contemporary apartheid...
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Fable

[disambiguation] A fable is a story intended to illustrate a moral. Fable or Fables may also refer to: == Video games == == Music == == Other == ...
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Fable

[video game] Fable is an action role-playing open world video game in the Fable series. It was developed for Xbox, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows platforms, by Big Blue Box, a satellite developer of Lionhead Studios, and was published by Microsoft. The game shipped for Xbox on 14 September 2004. An extended version of the game, Fable: The ...
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Fable

Fable is a literary genre. A fable is a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized (given human qualities such as verbal communication), and that illustrates or leads to an interpretation of a moral lesson (a `moral`), which may.....
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Fable

A brief story illustrating human tendencies through animal characters. Unlike the parables, fables o
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