Fabulous Fab"u*lous (f[a^]b"[-u]*l[u^]s), a. [L. fabulosus; cf. F. fabuleux. See {Fable}.] 1. Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero. [1913 Webster]

The fabulous birth of Minerva. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]

2. beyond belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Fabulous age}, that period in the history of a nation of which the only accounts are myths and unverified legends; as, the fabulous age of Greece and Rome. -- {Fab"u*lous*ly}, adv. -- {Fab"u*lous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fabulously — fab|u|lous|ly [ fæbjələsli ] adverb 1. ) extremely: fabulously wealthy 2. ) INFORMAL extremely well: He played fabulously …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fabulously — UK [ˈfæbjʊləslɪ] / US [ˈfæbjələslɪ] adverb 1) extremely fabulously wealthy 2) informal extremely well He played fabulously …   English dictionary

  • fabulously — adv. Fabulously is used with these adjectives: ↑rich, ↑successful, ↑wealthy …   Collocations dictionary

  • fabulously — fab|u|lous|ly [ˈfæbjuləsli] adv fabulously rich/expensive/successful etc extremely rich, expensive etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fabulously — adverb fabulously expensive/rich/successful etc extremely expensive etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fabulously — fabulous ► ADJECTIVE 1) great; extraordinary. 2) informal wonderful. 3) mythical. DERIVATIVES fabulously adverb fabulousness noun. ORIGIN Latin fabulosus celebrated in fable , from fabula story …   English terms dictionary

  • fabulously — adverb exceedingly; extremely she plays fabulously well • Syn: ↑fantastically, ↑incredibly …   Useful english dictionary

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