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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An account of the events leading up to what is being written about now; A set of events invented for a book, movie, or play that have taken place before it begins

Usage examples (37)
  • No idea what the backstory is here, or why the filename is my last name.
  • In fiction, a backstory is the history behind the situation at the start of the main story.
  • Ironically, Fringe's backstory is also its main problem.
  • I really feel as though the backstory is starting to move foward. for more
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