short story


noun

a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words.

Nearby words

  1. short selling,
  2. short short story,
  3. short shrift,
  4. short shrift, give,
  5. short splice,
  6. short straw,
  7. short subject,
  8. short sweetening,
  9. short time,
  10. short title

Origin of short story

First recorded in 1885–90

Related formsshort-sto·ry, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for short story

short story

noun

a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp one that concentrates on a single theme
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