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anecdote

an·ec·dote

anecdote

 
pronunciation:
ae nk dot
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a short tale about a funny or interesting event.
He kept us laughing with anecdotes about his youth.
synonyms:
narrative, story, tale
similar words:
joke, legend, sketch, yarn
Word Parts
The word anecdote contains the following part:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.