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ghost story

a tale in which such elements as ghostly visitations and supernatural intervention are used to further the plot and a chilling, suspenseful atmosphere.
Origin of ghost story
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He found that those who had been told the ghost story were much quicker to press the space bar than those who had not.
  • First, second and third place winners in the jack-o-lantern contests and the ghost story telling contest will receive a prize.

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