Story Description

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Words Related to Literature - Story Description

Here you will learn some English words related to story description, such as "literary", "canonical", and "edgy".

Words Related to Literature
allegoricaladjective

(of a story, play, image, etc.) using characters or events in a symbolic sense that represent a concept, quality, etc.

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autobiographicaladjective

(of a written work) relating to the author's own life or autobiography

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abridgedadjective

(a book, play, text, etc.) made shorter than the original by omitting some details

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believableadjective

describing something that is possible and therefore can be believed

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canonicaladjective

(of an author or literary work) accepted as highly acclaimed authors or pieces of literature, which are collectively referred to as the literary canon

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comicadjective

connected with or in the style of comedy

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conciseadjective

giving a lot of information briefly and clearly

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cornyadjective

old-fashioned, dull or too sentimental

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edgyadjective

(of a movie, book, piece of music, etc.) marked with sharpness and intensity

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far-fetchedadjective

not probable and difficult to believe

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floweryadjective

(of writing or speech) full of literary or complicated words and phrases

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heavyadjective

(of a literary work) very serious or hard to understand

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highbrowadjective

scholarly and highly interested in cultural or artistic matters

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historicaladjective

related to the past

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laboredadjective

(of writing, speech, etc.) not natural and lacking fluency

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lightadjective

not serious or profound and intended for entertainment

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literaryadjective

(of a language or style of writing) related to or suitable for works of literature rather than everyday discourse

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lowbrowadjective

intended for those who have little knowledge about culture and serious art

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luridadjective

(of a literary piece) shocking due to involving severe violence, explicit sexual content, or immoral activities

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manneredadjective

behaving in an artificial way that is too formal, trying to impress others

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movingadjective

causing powerful emotions of sympathy or sorrow

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naturalistic
naturalisticadjective

(of a literary or artistic work) mimicking or portraying the real life

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originaladjective

resulting from the direct work of an artist, etc., which is not a copy

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pacyadjective

(of a book, movie, etc.) having a fast-developing plot

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picaresqueadjective

connected with a literary work or motion picture that deals with the adventures of a protagonist who is likable but has low morals

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pictorialadjective

suggesting vivid and lifelike images

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pottedadjective

(of a literary work) abridged and put in a concise and clear form

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prolixadjective

bombarded with words, therefore creating a tedious effect

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racyadjective

fun, exciting and having suggestive or sexual content

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ramblingadjective

(of speech or writing) very long in a way that is confusing and incomprehensible

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raunchyadjective

sexually explicit or morally obscene

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readableadjective

easy, interesting and enjoyable to read

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realistic
realisticadjective

depicting things as what they are in real life

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self-referentialadjective

(of a literary or artistic work) with a clear reference to itself, the author or artist or other works they created

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spine-chillingadjective

(of a book, movie, etc.) strikingly scary

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storytelling
storytellingnoun

the activity of telling a story in written or oral form

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stylisticadjective

connected with literary or artistic style

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symbolicadjective

consisting of or employing symbols

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tautadjective

(of a written piece) concise and carefully written

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tragicadjective

(of a literary piece) related to tragedy

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turgidadjective

(of speech or writing) boringly lofty and difficult to understand

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unputdownableadjective

(of a book) very exciting in a way that one cannot stop reading it

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unreadableadjective

(of a book) difficult or boring in a way that the reader is not engaged

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vividadjective

producing lifelike and detailed mental images

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