Definition of Apologue

1. Noun. A short moral story (often with animal characters).

Exact synonyms: Allegory, Fable, Parable
Generic synonyms: Story
Specialized synonyms: Aesop's Fables
Specialized synonyms: Pilgrim's Progress
Derivative terms: Allegorical, Allegorise, Allegorise, Allegorize, Allegorize, Fabulist, Fabulous, Parabolic, Parabolical



Definition of Apologue

1. n. A story or relation of fictitious events, intended to convey some moral truth; a moral fable.

Definition of Apologue

1. Noun. A short story with a moral, often involving talking animals or objects; a fable. ¹

2. Noun. (rhetoric) Use of fable to persuade the audience. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Apologue

1. an allegory [n -S] - See also: allegory

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Apologue

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apologue (current term)
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apomictical
apomictically

Literary usage of Apologue

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"An apologue is distinguished from a fable in that there is always some moral sense present, which there need not be ¡na fable. It is generally dramatic, ..."

2. The Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated by William Warburton (1837)
"apologue of antiquity, I shall need no excuse for transcribing it : " The trees went ... How nearly the apologue and instruction by action are related, ..."

3. Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing by Richard Green Parker (1851)
"apologue AND FABLE. An apologue is a sort of allegorical fiction, ... An apologue, or fable, differs from a tale, in being written expressly for the sake of ..."

4. Historical and Biographical Essays by John Forster (1858)
"Nor was he without ample justification for the statement he left on record against them in his apologue of the husbandman and the bridge, with which the ..."

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