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anecdote

an·ec·dote

anecdote

 
pronunciation:
ae nk dot
features:
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.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
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.