short story

noun

Definition of short story

  1. :  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

Examples of short story in a sentence

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

1877

First Known Use of short story

1877


SHORT STORY Defined for English Language Learners

short story

noun

Definition of short story for English Language Learners

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


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