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Definition of "ghost-story" [ghost-story]

  • A story about ghosts or in which ghosts are introduced; hence, by extension, any story or statement to which no credence should be given. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "ghost-story" in a sentence
  • "This led to a marathon of ghost-story swapping over breakfast."
  • "His first book, a widely praised biography of the scholar and ghost-story writer M.R. James, was published by OUP in 1983."
  • "June 17 was an especially stormy night, and holed up in the Villa Diodati and fueled by rounds of ghost-story telling, the group decided to hold a competition to see who could write the scariest tale."