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The Definition of - fabulously (adv)

    almost impossible to believe; incredible.
    Informal. exceptionally good or unusual; marvelous; superb:
    a fabulous bargain; a fabulous new house.
    told about in fables; purely imaginary:
    the fabulous exploits of Hercules.
    known about only through myths or legends.

Word Example of - fabulously

    Example Sentences for fabulously

    Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, was called by the ancients Ulyssippo, and the foundation is fabulously ascribed to Ulysses.

    But the churches, small and fabulously ancient, affected him most.

    As she passed before the night-light, the silhouette of a giantess, fabulously obese, jumped out and vanished from the wall.

    They had all become rich, these first friends of the telephone, but not fabulously so.

    Besides it is fabulously dear, something like attar of roses at so much a drop.

    Immediately upon the left rose one of the fabulously high buildings for which the ancient city had been famous.

    He is said to be fabulously rich, and to possess palaces in the East, and gems and treasures of all kinds.

    Most of them had vague notions that these South American cities were fabulously rich in gold.

    A fellow might as soon love some bright particular star, etc., as the fabulously wealthy heiress of all the Jocylns.

    She has been a heavy loser and her husband, unlike many politically prominent South Americans, is not a fabulously wealthy man.

Word Origin & History of - fabulously

    Word Origin & History

    fabulous early 15c., from L. fabulosus "celebrated in fable," from fabula (see fable). From "mythical," sense of "incredible" first recorded c.1600. Slang shortening fab first recorded 1957; popularized in reference to The Beatles, c.1963."Fabulous (often contracted to fab(s)) and fantastic are also in that long list of words which boys and girls use for a time to express high commendation and then get tired of, such as, to go no farther back than the present century, topping, spiffing, ripping, wizard, super, posh, smashing." [Fowler, 1965]