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anecdotal

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adjective an·ec·dot·al \ˌa-nik-ˈdō-təl\

Definition of anecdotal

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or consisting of anecdotes <an anecdotal biography> b :  anecdotic 2 <my anecdotal uncle>

  2. 2 :  based on or consisting of reports or observations of usually unscientific observers <anecdotal evidence>

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or being the depiction of a scene suggesting a story <anecdotal details>

an·ec·dot·al·lyplay \-təl-ē\ adverb


1747

First Known Use of anecdotal

1747

Rhymes with anecdotal




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