Fiction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɪkʃn|  American pronunciation of the word fiction
Brit.  |ˈfɪkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word fiction


- a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
- a deliberately false or improbable account (syn: fable, fabrication)


She believes the fiction that crime rates are up.

...most stories about famous outlaws of the Old West are fictions that have little or nothing to do with fact...

preserving the fiction of his happy childhood

The story is part science and part fiction.

the difference between fiction and reality

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction.

He bought some new books at the science fiction convention.

at the boundary between fact and fiction

Mystery fiction is only one of many literary forms.

...historians are still trying to sort out fact from fiction in the story of Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks...

...uninterested in the pop fiction that most of the other publishing houses happily churned out...

His novel is based on historical occurrences but it blurs the line between fact and fiction.

Fact and fiction commingle in the story.

...the actor's penchant for embellishment suggests that his memoirs would be more appropriately shelved in the fiction section... fiction's enduring fascination with worlds beyond our own...

Word forms

singular: fiction
plural: fictions
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