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anecdote

an·ec·dote

anecdote

 
pronunciation:
ae nk dot
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition: a brief account of a notable or humorous incident.
She told some interesting anecdotes based on her travels in South America.The physician began his talk with anecdotes about some of his recently-treated patients.He had us in stitches with anecdotes about his college days.The company's website posts anecdotes sent in by users of its products.
synonyms:
narrative, story, tale
similar words:
joke, legend, narration, reminiscence, shaggy dog story, sketch, yarn
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