Crossword clues for fabulous
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fabulous \Fab"u*lous\ (f[a^]b"[-u]*l[u^]s), a. [L. fabulosus; cf. F. fabuleux. See Fable.]
Feigned, as a story or fable; related in fable; devised; invented; not real; fictitious; as, a fabulous description; a fabulous hero.
The fabulous birth of Minerva.
beyond belief; exceedingly great; as, a fabulous price.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 15c., "mythical, legendary," from Latin fabulosus "celebrated in fable;" also "rich in myths," from fabula "story, tale" (see fable (n.)). Meaning "pertaining to fable" is from 1550s. Sense of "incredible" first recorded c.1600, hence "enormous, immense, amazing," which was trivialized by 1950s to "marvelous, terrific." 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. [Gower's 1965 revision of Fowler's "Modern English Usage"]\nRelated: Fabulously; fabulousness.
a. 1 of or relating to fable, myth or legend. 2 characteristic of fables; marvelous, extraordinary, incredible, unbelievable, absurd, extreme, or exaggerated. 3 fictional or not believable; made up. 4 known for telling fables or falsehoods; unreliable. 5 very good; outstanding, wonderful.
adj. extremely pleasing; "a fabulous vacation" [syn: fab]
barely credible; "the fabulous endurance of a marathon runner"
"Fabulous" is an R&B song by Jaheim, featuring guest vocals by Tha' Rayne. It was released in 2002 and was the first single from his album Still Ghetto. It was produced by Kay Gee. This song samples "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.
A music video for the single was shot in August 2002 in New Jersey and includes appearances by Mary J. Blige and Tha' Rayne.
The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also hit #1 on the Adult R&B chart for three weeks from February 1, 2003 to February 22, 2003.
"Fabulous" is a single from the 2007 Disney Channel Original Movie, High School Musical 2. The song was sung by Ashley Tisdale as Sharpay Evans and Lucas Grabeel as Ryan Evans.
Fabulous can refer to:
- Fabulous (band), a 1991 British prank rock band
- Fabulous (album), a collection of classic disco anthem covers sung by Sheena Easton, released in 2000
- "Fabulous", a 1957 song by Charlie Gracie
- "Fabulous" (Jaheim song), a 2002 song by Jaheim
- "Fabulous" (High School Musical song), a song from the film High School Musical
Fabulous were a British prank rock band formed in 1991 by NME journalist Simon Spence (a.k.a. Dudfield) and NME photographer Martyn Goodacre, initially under the name Baggy.
"Fabulous (Lover, Love Me)" is a song by French singer Amanda Lear released in 1979 by Ariola Records.
"Fabulous" is a 1957 song by Charlie Gracie. It is his second and last appearance on the Billboard Top 40 besides the chart-topping " Butterfly". It made it to number 16 on US Billboard chart. The song was popular in the United Kingdom and internationally reaching number 6 on the British Singles Chart.
Fabulous is the 16th album by Scottish singer Sheena Easton, released in November 2000. The album charted in the UK at #185 and contains Euro Hi-NRG cover versions of hit songs from the 1970s and '80s, most of them disco classics. The album also contains two original compositions. The first single released from the album was a remake of "Giving Up Giving In", which had originally been a hit for The Three Degrees in 1978. Easton's version was less successful, peaking at #54 on the UK Singles Chart.
A second single was released in 2001, a cover of Donna Summer's 1982 hit " Love Is in Control" with double A-side " Don't Leave Me This Way" with an accompanying video that was taken from footage of Easton's album launch concert at G-A-Y nightclub in London. However, this too was unsuccessful and shelved indefinitely.
In Japan, Fabulous was released in February 2001 and the first single was " Can't Take My Eyes Off You" which had originally been recorded by Frankie Valli in the 1960s, though a disco version had been a hit for Boys Town Gang in the early 1980s. The album was packaged differently from the UK version and included two bonus tracks; "I Need Your Lovin'" (a cover of the 1980 Teena Marie song) and a remix of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You".
In Australia, Fabulous was released on 24 February 2001 and Easton was asked to perform songs from the album to close out 2001 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras ceremonies.
Remixes of the singles were produced by Joey Negro, Sleaze Sisters, Sharp Boys, Rob Searle, DJ Soma Grow and Almighty. The album was a commercial failure in the UK, though the album did enjoy mild success in dance clubs in London, Japan, and Australia. The album was only released throughout continental Europe, Japan, Australia, and Argentina.
Usage examples of "fabulous".
What you call affectless irony is for me a fabulous adventure, a rush of sexual excitement: a frenzied yet precise exploration of the unimagined depths of cyberspace, and of the expanded dimensions of my skin.
My God, thought Ana, was having a fabulous pair of breasts a prerequisite in this city?
He had come to Ansatz hoping for a miracle, to trade for a fabulous treasure.
A fabulous narrative is introduced here, that, when the king of the Veientians was offering sacrifice, the voice of the aruspex, declaring that the victory was given to him who should cut up the entrails of that victim, having been heard in the mine, incited the Roman soldiers to burst open the mine, carry off the entrails, and bring them to the dictator.
And now he was equally resentful of awaking, for he had found his fabulous city after forty weary years.
Among these reliefs were fabulous monsters of abhorrent grotesqueness and malignity--half ichthyic and half batrachian in suggestion--which one could not dissociate from a certain haunting and uncomfortable sense of pseudomemory, as if they called up some image from deep cells and tissues whose retentive functions are wholly primal and awesomely ancestral.
So they filled their fantasy world with fabulous machines -- machines that ploughed the sod, cut and baled the grain, even milked the cattle.
There were many of them, for all the city of Inquanok was builded of onyx, whilst great polished blocks of it were traded in Rinar, Ogrothan, and Celephais and at home with the merchants of Thraa, Flarnek, and Kadatheron, for the beautiful wares of those fabulous ports.
He then presented me to his family, and I thought that I could read on the countenance of my cousin, his dearly beloved wife, that she was not much pleased with the newly-found relationship, but his pretty daughter, and a still prettier niece of his, might very easily have given me faith in the doctrine that blood is thicker than water, however fabulous it may be.
In front of the windows were simple, iron plant stands, each bearing a pot of fabulous white cymbidium orchids.
The amounts at which the lands formerly held by the chief Daimios, but now patriotically given up by them to the Mikado, were assessed, sound fabulous.
There is no other experience that is remotely comparable to it, in its sense of joy, its exultancy, its drunken and magnificent hope which, against reason and knowledge, soars into a heaven of fabulous conviction, which believes in the miracle and sees it invariably achieved.
Among the few in colour, a preliminary mock-up had a fabulous complex guilloche of intertwining threads, which formed a centre roundel.
Joy Hall by giving him a fabulous woman whom he can possess only so long as Joy Hall has unfettered access to Earth.
Goldwyn is nastily self-absorbed and extremely hateable, though it would be nice if the apt but overdone practice of costuming villains in designer garb popular amongst Hollywood players -- black shirts and slacks bearing fabulous Italian labels -- would be put to rest.