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English definition of “apocryphal”

apocryphal

adjective uk   /əˈpɒk.rɪ.fəl/ us    /-ˈpɑː.krɪ-/ formal
describes a story that is probably not true although often told and believed by some people to have happened: an apocryphal story It's a good story but I dare say it's apocryphal.True, real, false, and unreal
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