Definition of legendary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlejənˌderē/


1Of, described in, or based on legends: a legendary British king of the 4th century
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  • Bhagiratha is the legendary king whose devotion made the Ganges consent to come down to the Earth.
  • It ends with the legendary King Arthur, a Celtic hero adopted by the Anglo-Normans.
  • Most people, it should be said, like to name their pets after mythological and legendary figures.
fabled, storied, heroic, traditional, fairy-tale, storybook, mythical, mythological
2Remarkable enough to be famous; very well known: her wisdom in matters of childbirth was legendary
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  • The statue was commissioned by Goodwood estate owner Lord March to honour the legendary fighter pilot.
  • These were the only honours bestowed on this legendary maestro during his lifetime.
  • It's all a part of the legendary good time that the Edmonton festival is so well known for.
famous, celebrated, famed, renowned, acclaimed, illustrious, esteemed, honored, exalted, venerable, well known, storied, popular, prominent, distinguished, great, eminent, preeminent, high-profile
formal lauded



Pronunciation: /-ˌderəlē/ Pronunciation: /ˌlejənˈde(ə)r-/
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  • For all his kindness, Ben was also legendarily a tough guy, and only a tough guy could have made his choices.
  • The composer legendarily augmented his orchestra with a wind machine.
  • Theresa Gattung legendarily insisted on wearing hers to university.


Early 16th century (as a noun denoting a collection of legends, especially of saints' lives): from medieval Latin legendarius, from legenda 'things to be read' (see legend).

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Syllabification: leg·end·ar·y

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