Apologue Definition

ăpə-lôg, -lŏg
noun
A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters.
American Heritage
A short allegorical story with a moral; fable.
Webster's New World

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

Wiktionary
(rhetoric) Use of fable to persuade the audience.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Apologue

Noun

Singular:
apologue
Plural:
apologues

Origin of Apologue

  • French from Latin apologus from Greek apologos apo- apo- logos speech leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French apologue, from Latin apologus.

    From Wiktionary

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