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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mystery story mean? 

  The noun MYSTERY STORY has 1 sense:

1. a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie

  Familiarity information: MYSTERY STORY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1mystery story [BACK TO TOP]


A story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie

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Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


mystery story; whodunit; mystery

Hypernyms ("mystery story" is a kind of...):

story (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mystery story"):

detective story (a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution)

murder mystery (a narrative about a murder and how the murderer is discovered)

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