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Definition of "synopsis" []

  • A brief outline or general view, as of a subject or written work; an abstract or a summary. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "synopsis" in a sentence
  • "Last time, I let the cat out of the bag, all right: I divulged the secret that just because many different people — agents, editors, contest rule-writers, fellowship committees, etc. — use the term synopsis, it does not mean that they are necessarily all talking about an identical document."
  • "They looked and found it, but only in synopsis from a Knight-Ridder wire thing on opinion around the country."
  • "If the synopsis is accurate then the story behind that gorgeous cover should prove an entertaining read."