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legendary

adjective  /ˈledʒ·ənˌder·i/ us  

legendary adjective (OF STORIES)

of or relating to an old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories that people tell about a famous event or person: legendary tales of great deeds (= wonderful things that someone did)

legendary adjective (FAMOUS)

of or describing someone who is very famous and admired, usually because of an ability in a particular area: the legendary magician Houdini
Translations of “legendary”
in Chinese (Traditional) 有名的, 名聲顯赫的, 津津樂道的…
in Russian легендарный…
in Turkish efsanevî, destanımsı, çok meşhur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有名的, 名声显赫的, 津津乐道的…
in Polish legendarny…
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