V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a long story about events in history or in family origin; 2. a long report that is usually detailed

Synonyms: story, epic, chronicle, legend, narrative, history, biography, report


Tips: Saga is derived from the Old Norse saga, which meant "story." Saga was originally used to describe the stories of the first families to settle Norway and Iceland. Now, it is used for any long, detailed story or report. Saga can be used ironically, to poke fun at a long, drawn-out, personal drama.

Usage Examples:

I hated listening to her talk about the never-ending saga of her terrible divorce. (chronicle)

The soap opera is just a saga of the wealthy families in a fictitious town. (story, chronicle)

Don't get him started or we'll all have to hear the saga of his life. (history, legend)

Her year-long world tour was a saga full of interest and adventure. (epic)

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