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fablenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈfeɪ.bəl/ us   /ˈfeɪ.bəl/
a short story that tells a general truth or is only partly based on fact, or literature of this type: the fable of the tortoise and the hare
(Definition of fable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fablenoun [C]

us   /ˈfeɪ·bəl/
literature a short story that tells a moral truth, often using animals as characters: Latisha loves the fable about the grasshopper and the ant.
(Definition of fable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fable”
in Korean 동화…
in Arabic أمثولة, حِكاية…
in Malaysian cerita teladan, legenda…
in French fable, légende…
in Russian басня…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寓言, 寓言故事…
in Italian favola…
in Turkish hayvan masalı, alegorik hikaye, fabl…
in Polish bajka…
in Spanish fábula…
in Vietnamese truyện ngụ ngôn, truyền thuyết…
in Portuguese fábula…
in Thai นิทานสอนใจ, ตำนาน…
in German die Fabel, das Märchen…
in Catalan faula…
in Japanese ぐう話…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寓言, 寓言故事…
in Indonesian fabel, legenda…
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