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human-interest story

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

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.

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Origin of human-interest story

First recorded in 1925–30
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