Meaning of “short story” in the English Dictionary

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"short story" in British English

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short storynoun [ C ]

uk /ˌʃɔːt ˈstɔː.ri/ us /ˌʃɔːrt ˈstɔːr.i/

an invented story that is no more than about 10,000 words in length:

(Definition of “short story” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"short story" in American English

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short storynoun [ C ]

us /ˈʃɔrt ˈstɔr·i, ˈstoʊr·i/

literature an invented written story that is shorter than a novel

(Definition of “short story” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)