Novel and Story


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Novel noun – An extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story.
Story is a synonym for novel in fiction topic. In some cases you can use "Story" instead a noun "Novel", when it comes to topics like language, fictional book. popular alternative
Nearby Words: novelty, novelist, novella, novelette, novelize
Synonyms for Novel


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Story noun – A work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel.
Novel is a synonym for story in fiction topic. You can use "Novel" instead a noun "Story", if it concerns topics such as account, tale. popular alternative
Nearby Words: storey, storied, storyline
Synonyms for Story

How words are described

old old novel old story
full full novel full story
long long novel long story
short short novel short story
Other adjectives: original, single, actual, entire, real, great, dark, main, famous, new, early, final, later, classic, next, last, comic, previous, sci-fi.

Both words in one sentence

  • Bigger Is Better in Bed Two of Tom Reamy's works of fiction (a short story and a novel) featured women raped to death (torn apart) by ridiculously well-endowed humanoid monsters (a demon and a minotaur).
  • Wodehouse's heroes do this, and spend the rest of the novel/story working through a tangle of zany schemes and mistaken identities to finally marry the girl.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology Clifford Simak was prolific at creating imaginative aliens, often at least three or four new ones in each novel or story.
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