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

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Origin of short story

First recorded in 1885–90

OTHER WORDS FROM short story

short-story, 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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