verb (used without object), fa·bled, fa·bling.
verb (used with object), fa·bled, fa·bling.
Origin of fable
Synonyms for fable
Related Words for fablesparable, myth, yarn, fiction, tale, fantasy, legend, hogwash, lie, falsehood, invention, crock, romance, apologue, whopper, fib, figment, untruth, allegory, fabrication
Examples from the Web for fables
Contemporary Examples of fables
But when the darkness closes in, we actually run to fairy tales and fables.On Torture, Chuck Johnson & Sondheim
December 13, 2014
A long list of favorite books includes Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of Oz, Aesop's Fables, and The Odyssey.Gabrielle Giffords' Gunman: Jared Lee Loughner
January 8, 2011
They were not designed via the epiphany of an unlettered Russian sergeant at a workbench, as fables would have it.The Story of Saddam's Gun Collection
October 28, 2010
Historical Examples of fables
I have no faith in the old wives' fables that we are most miserable when we get what we want.The Bacillus of Beauty
This is the effect on us of tropes, fables, oracles, and all poetic forms.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is true of proverbs, is true of all fables, parables, and allegories.
To the wise, therefore, a fact is true poetry, and the most beautiful of fables.
I told you, Brent, there was often a factual basis for fables—remember?
Word Origin for fable
c.1300, "falsehood, lie, pretense," from Old French fable (12c.) "story, fable, tale; fiction, lie, falsehood," from Latin fabula "story, play, fable, narrative, account, tale," literally "that which is told," related to fari "speak, tell," from PIE root *bha- (2) "speak" (see fame (n.)). Sense of "animal story" (early 14c.) comes from Aesop. In modern folklore terms, defined as "a short, comic tale making a moral point about human nature, usually through animal characters behaving in human ways." Most trace to Greece or India.