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Noun
/ˈanikˌdōt/,
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anecdotes, plural;
  1. A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
    • - told anecdotes about his job
    • - he had a rich store of anecdotes
  2. An account regarded as unreliable or hearsay
    • - his wife's death has long been the subject of rumor and anecdote
  3. The depiction of a minor narrative incident in a painting


  1. short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
  2. An anecdote is a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person. It may be as brief as the setting and provocation of a bon mot. An anecdote is always presented as based on a real incident involving actual persons, whether famous or not, usually in an identifiable place. ...
  3. The Anecdote (Lətifə, Анекдот) is a full-length Azerbaijani film shot in Baku in 1989. Made in the tragic comedy genre, this film is about the dysfunctional Soviet management system in Azerbaijan SSR at the end of 1980s and about the decadence and corruption of the Soviet bureaucracy.
  4. (Anecdotes) They can be a creative teaching tool that helps illustrate an issue and might make a point more effectively than dry definitions or descriptions.
  5. (Anecdotes) a short account of an interesting or humorous incident used to encourage creativity or empathy from students. Anecdotes can help students make real-world connections to unfamiliar topics.
  6. A short story about an incident or situation that shows rather than tells. It may be as simple as an explanation or example or as involved as the retelling of an incident complete with a sense of plot and dialogue.
  7. A short story used to help illustrate a point.
  8. A very short tale told by a character in a literary work. In Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," "The Miller's Tale" and "The Carpenter's Tale" are examples. Return to Menu
  9. A short account of an entertaining or interesting incident.
  10. Anecdote is a brief account of a single incident.
  11. A short narrative relating to a single incident told for amusement, gossip, or moral guidance.
  12. A short story of some interesting or humorous incident.
  13. Single episode legend about a specific individual. Students in the folk group of our class now tell stories about Thomas McGowan, the teacher.
  14. A brief narrative or story often serving to make a point. Anecdotal evidence may be accumulated to substantiate a case or suggest a conclusion. Or, an anecdote may be amusing or entertaining within itself. Anecdotes may be fictional, or non-fictional. ...
  15. A brief narrative describing an interesting or amusing event.
  16. To dream of relating an anecdote, signifies that you will greatly prefer gay companionship to that of intellect, and that your affairs will prove as unstable as yourself. For a young woman to hear anecdotes related, denotes that she will be one of a merry party of pleasure-seekers.
  17. (n) short, usually funny account of an event
  18. A brief story used in an essay to illustrate a point.  example-  "I remember there came into our neighborhood one of this class who was in search of a school to teach, and the question arose while he was there as to the shape of the earth and how he would teach the children concerning the ...
  19. "A short narrative detailing particulars of an interesting episode or event--lacks complicated plot and relates a single episode" (Holman and Harmon).
  20. A short, narrative episode, usually included to introduce a subject or to make a point.
  21. A short, entertaining story used for effect. Most such stories contain a moral or a message supporting the speaker or writer's persuasive intent.
  22. a short, entertaining story (often used to begin a speech or teach a lesson)
  23. a short narrative (story) which deals with only certain details of the episode; often used as an introduction in an essay or a speech.