Now Rare a short allegorical story with a moral; fable
Origin of apologueFrench ; from Classical Latin apologus ; from Classical Greek apologos
A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters.
Origin of apologueFrench, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos : apo-, apo- + logos, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural apologues)
- a short story with a moral, often involving talking animals or objects; a fable
- (rhetoric) use of fable to persuade the audience