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1. detective

noun. ['dɪˈtɛktɪv'] a police officer who investigates crimes.

Synonyms

  • investigator
  • tec
  • officer
  • plainclothesman
  • police detective
  • police officer
  • dick
  • policeman
  • hawkshaw
  • gumshoe

Antonyms

  • inoperative
  • malfunctioning
  • medical
  • insignificant

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Words that Rhyme with Detective Story

  • montefiore
  • delsignore
  • bonsignore
  • bensenyore
  • tornatore
  • salvatori
  • salvatore
  • pingitore
  • pescatore
  • montessori
  • mondadori
  • liberatore
  • inventory
  • delpriore
  • buonocore
  • yasunori
  • vanstory
  • vanacore
  • tessitore
  • senatore
  • polidori
  • pesatori
  • motonori
  • montuori
  • migliore
  • fujimori
  • eleonore
  • delatorre
  • compaore
  • cacciatore

Example sentences of the word detective-story


1. Noun Phrase
The plot line of any good detective story follows the course of the detective's investigation.

2. Noun Phrase
Ever since Edgar Allan Poe created the first detective, the detective story has been a staple of literature.

2. detective

noun. ['dɪˈtɛktɪv'] an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public.

Synonyms

  • sleuth
  • private detective
  • private eye
  • investigator
  • sleuthhound
  • private investigator
  • PI
  • sherlock
  • operative

3. story

noun. ['ˈstɔri'] a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program.

Synonyms

  • message
  • fairytale
  • content
  • fairy tale
  • narrative
  • tale
  • folk tale
  • folktale
  • sob stuff
  • subject matter
  • tall tale
  • fairy story
  • tearjerker
  • sob story
  • substance
  • nursery rhyme

Antonyms

  • discontented
  • unhappy
  • dissatisfy
  • discontent

Etymology

  • estorie (English)
  • historia (English)

4. story

noun. ['ˈstɔri'] a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events.

Synonyms

  • bathos
  • plot
  • allegory
  • climax
  • anticlimax
  • love story
  • myth
  • whodunit
  • apologue
  • parable
  • heroic tale
  • culmination
  • adventure story
  • fable
  • fiction
  • legend
  • romance
  • mystery story
  • short story

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • intense
  • immoderation
  • moderation

Etymology

  • estorie (English)
  • historia (English)

5. story

noun. ['ˈstɔri'] a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale.

Synonyms

  • cellar
  • mezzanine floor
  • basement
  • garret
  • ground floor
  • loft
  • floor
  • ground level
  • attic
  • entresol
  • structure
  • storey
  • level
  • edifice
  • building
  • first floor
  • construction

Antonyms

  • rise
  • start
  • truth
  • refrain

Etymology

  • estorie (English)
  • historia (English)

6. story

noun. ['ˈstɔri'] a record or narrative description of past events.

Synonyms

  • account
  • record
  • case history
  • etymology
  • recital
  • life
  • historical paper
  • annals
  • biography
  • life story
  • ancient history
  • historical record
  • historical document
  • chronicle
  • life history
  • history

Antonyms

  • mild
  • high
  • raise
  • uneven

Etymology

  • estorie (English)
  • historia (English)

7. story

noun. ['ˈstɔri'] a short account of the news.

Synonyms

  • account
  • bulletin
  • report
  • despatch
  • news
  • exclusive
  • scoop
  • communique
  • dispatch
  • write up
  • newsletter
  • urban legend
  • news report

Antonyms

  • unsteady
  • inclined
  • vertical
  • disassembly

Etymology

  • estorie (English)
  • historia (English)

8. story

noun. ['ˈstɔri'] a trivial lie.

Synonyms

  • fairy tale
  • fib
  • tarradiddle
  • tale
  • taradiddle
  • lie
  • cock-and-bull story
  • fairy story
  • song and dance
  • prevarication

Antonyms

  • approval
  • disapproval
  • belief
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • estorie (English)
  • historia (English)
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