Fable – A simple story used to explain an idea especially a moral truth using animals as characters
To remember the definition of the word fable, use the following mnemonic:
They failed to tame the bull (fable) because they used the wrong methods and lacked patience. The moral of the story was: Prepare and don't rush.
Examples of fable in a sentence
The tortoise and the hare is a well known fable that teaches us that taking things slow and steady can often be more successful.
He wanted to write a fable, he had all of his animal characters planned out but hadn't yet found a moral for his story.
The fable she was reading was so poorly written and convoluted it was almost impossible to find the authors intended moral.