Meaning of “fable” in the English Dictionary

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"fable" in British English

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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)

"fable" in American English

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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)