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yarn

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of yarn

  1. 1 a brief account of something interesting that happened especially to one personally <Grandpa likes to tell yarns about when he was young> Synonyms anecdote, tale, storyRelated Words episode, event, happening, incident, occurrence; recital, recitation

  2. 2 a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel <a ripping yarn about space travel and alien monsters> Synonyms narrative, novelette, novella, short story, tale, storyRelated Words bedtime story; exemplum, fable, parable; anecdote, joke; fairy tale, folktale, legend, myth, romance; account, annals, chronicle, history, record, report





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