Definition of subplot in English:

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subplot

Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌplät/

noun

A subordinate plot in a play, novel, or similar work.
Example sentences
  • He allows the audience to get comfortable in his subplots and controlling plot; we are on the inside of many of the jokes, all of them, in fact, except for one.
  • Are all loose ends, storylines and subplots seamlessly tied up in the conclusion?
  • Sometimes they have an overarching storyline as a subplot, but they don't rely on it solely.

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Syllabification: sub·plot

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