short story
noun Date: 1877 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

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  • short story — short story, adj. a piece of prose fiction, usually under 10,000 words. [1885 90] * * * Brief fictional prose narrative. It usually presents a single significant episode or scene involving a limited number of characters. The form encourages… …   Universalium

  • Short Story — Short Sto|ry, die; , s, Short|sto|ry, die; , s [ ʃɔ:tstɔ:ri, ʃɔ:t stɔ:ri, auch: …stɔri ; engl. short story, aus: short ↑ (Shorts) u. story, ↑ Story]: Kurzgeschichte. * * * Short Sto|ry [ ʃɔ:t stɔ:rɪ], die; , s, (auch:) Short|sto|ry, die; , s… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Short Story — Short Sto|ry [ ʃɔ:t stɔ:ri] die; , s, auch Short|sto|ry die; , s <aus gleichbed. engl. amerik. short story, zu engl. story »Geschichte, Erzählung«> Kurzgeschichte, ↑Novelle …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • short story — short stories N COUNT A short story is a written story about imaginary events that is only a few pages long. He published a collection of short stories …   English dictionary

  • short story — [ʃɔʀtstɔʀi] n. f. ÉTYM. 1955; mot angl., 1898, de short « court », et story « histoire ». ❖ ♦ Œuvre romanesque en général plus courte et moins élaborée que la nouvelle, dans les littératures de langue anglaise. ⇒ aussi Conte …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • short story — n a short written story about imaginary situations and characters …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short story — noun count * a short piece of FICTION (=writing about an imaginary situation): a classic collection of short stories by Henry James …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short story — n. a kind of story shorter than the novel or novelette, characteristically developing a single central theme and limited in scope and number of characters …   English World dictionary

  • Short story — The short story is a literary genre of fictional prose narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such as novellas (in the modern sense of the term) and novels.OverviewShort stories have their origins in …   Wikipedia

  • short story — noun a prose narrative shorter than a novel (Freq. 3) • Hypernyms: ↑story * * * noun, pl ⋯ ries [count] : a short written story usually dealing with few characters : a short work of fiction * * * ˌshort ˈstory [short story] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Short Story — Die Kurzgeschichte (eine Lehnübersetzung des englischen Begriffs short story) ist eine moderne literarische Form der Prosa, deren Hauptmerkmal eben in ihrer Kürze liegt. Dies wird oft durch eine starke Komprimierung des Inhaltes erreicht.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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