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"short story" in British English

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short storynoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​inventedstory that is no more than about 10,000 words in ​length: He ​published a ​book of ​shortstories.
(Definition of short story from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
Translations of “short story”
in Chinese (Simplified) 短篇小说(长度一般不超过1万个单词)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短篇小說(長度一般不超過一萬個字)…
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