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"anecdote" in British English

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anecdotenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæn.ɪk.dəʊt/  us   /-doʊt/
a ​short, often ​funnystory, ​especially about something someone has done: He told one or two ​amusing anecdotes about his ​years as a ​policeman.
(Definition of anecdote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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anecdotenoun [C]

 us   /ˈæn·ɪkˌdoʊt/
literature a ​short, often ​amusingstory about an ​event, usually ​involving a ​particularperson: He told some ​funny anecdotes about ​famouspeople.
(Definition of anecdote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “anecdote”
in Korean 일화…
in Arabic حِكاية, قِصّة…
in Malaysian anekdot…
in French anecdote…
in Russian история, байка…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指關於某人的)趣聞,軼事…
in Italian aneddoto…
in Turkish kısa hikaye, anlatım…
in Polish anegdota…
in Spanish anécdota…
in Vietnamese giai thoại…
in Portuguese anedota, caso…
in Thai เรื่องราวขำขัน…
in German die Anekdote…
in Catalan anècdota…
in Japanese 逸話, 秘話…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指关于某人的)趣闻,轶事…
in Indonesian anekdot, lelucon…
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