What is another word for anecdote?

Pronunciation: [ˈanɪkdˌə͡ʊt] (IPA)

Anecdote is a term frequently used in literature, journalism and everyday conversation to refer to a short and entertaining narrative of a real-life event or experience. However, there are several other synonyms for this term that can be used interchangeably in different contexts. For instance, a story, tale, fable, legend, memoir, narration, or account could also be used to describe an anecdote. Additionally, depending on the emphasis, one could also describe an anecdote as a funny, personal, touching, heroic or memorable incident. In summary, although anecdote is the most commonly used term, there are plenty of synonyms that can be used to convey similar events or experiences.

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What are the hypernyms for Anecdote?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Anecdote?

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  • hyponyms for anecdote (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for anecdote?

Anecdotes are short, entertaining stories that are usually told to illustrate a point. In contrast to this, antonyms of the word "anecdote" are lengthy and dull accounts that fail to engage readers or listeners. They lack the humor, wit, and relatability of anecdotes and cannot hold the attention of the audience. Other antonyms of "anecdote" include formal reports, dry presentations, and technical narrations. These types of pieces lack the creativity and spontaneity that are hallmarks of anecdotes, making them less memorable and less likely to be retold. Instead, they focus on delivering facts and data, which can be useful in some contexts but lack the human touch that makes anecdotes so compelling.

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Usage examples for Anecdote

All, as they arrived, had some little anecdote or adventure to relate as to the difficulties which beset them on the way,-the distances which they were obliged to travel, the obstructions and passwords and explanations which met them at every turn.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
As may be conjectured by the preceding anecdote, the Americans, when intoxicated, are the maddest and most dangerous of human beings.
"A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas"
Fanny Loviot
A point illustrated and enforced by an anecdote or story becomes an integral part of a man's mental and moral constitution.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs

Famous quotes with Anecdote

  • One good anecdote is worth a volume of biography.
    William Ellery Channing
  • Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse, a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
    Maurice Denis
  • If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.
    Anthony Holden
  • Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote, psychologists, botanists, zoologists, archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters.
    Kazimir Malevich
  • Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.
    Alice Munro

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