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Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, mid-16th century


A moral fable, especially one with animals as characters.

Examples of Apologue in a sentence

"Jessica wrote an apologue that made it easy for her students to absorb the lesson's morals."

"The Tortoise and the Hare' is a famous apologue."

About Apologue

This word stems from French, via the Greek “apologos,” meaning “story.”

Did you Know?

“Aesop’s Fables,” perhaps the most well-known collection of apologues, has been educating children for generations with morality tales delivered through talking animals. Stories such as “The Owl and the Grasshopper,” “The Bell and the Cat,” and “The Two Crabs” are short enough to keep a child’s attention and obvious enough to make their ultimate messages clear.

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