ghost story
noun Date: 1819 1. a story about ghosts 2. a tale based on imagination rather than fact

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  • ghost story — noun 1. : a story about ghosts 2. : a tale based on imagination rather than fact * * * noun, pl ⋯ ries [count] : a frightening story about ghosts * * * ˈghost story [ghost story ghost stories] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • ghost story — story about ghosts, story about spirits, imaginative story …   English contemporary dictionary

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