Definition of legendary in English:


Syllabification: leg·end·ar·y
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



Pronunciation: /-ˌderəlē, 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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