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short story

noun

: a short written story usually dealing with few characters : a short work of fiction

Full Definition of SHORT STORY

:  an invented prose narrative shorter than a novel usually dealing with a few characters and aiming at unity of effect and often concentrating on the creation of mood rather than plot
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Examples of SHORT STORY

  1. <her very first short story was accepted for publication in a local journal>

First Known Use of SHORT STORY

1877

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