human-interest story

[hyoo-muh n-in-ter-ist, -trist or, often, yoo-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. human t-cell lymphotropic virus type 1,
  2. human t-cell lymphotropic virus type 2,
  3. human t-cell lymphotropic virus type 3,
  4. human trafficking,
  5. human-factors engineering,
  6. humane,
  7. humane society,
  8. humanely,
  9. humanics,
  10. humanise

Origin of human-interest story

First recorded in 1925–30

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