human-interest story

[ hyoo-muh n-in-ter-ist, -trist or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mənˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst or, often, ˈyu- /


a story or report, as in a newspaper or on a newscast, designed to engage attention and sympathy by enabling one to identify readily with the people, problems, and situations described.

Origin of human-interest story

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020