Definition of backstory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbakˌstôrē/

noun (plural backstories)

A history or background, especially one created for a fictional character in a motion picture or television program.
Example sentences
  • We've run several sets of characters in it now, and the DM really encourages people to create detailed character histories and backstories, which sometimes extends to creating towns, noble houses, historical events, etc.
  • The cast has had to create indepth backstories for their characters.
  • This is perhaps the best written of the three films, giving each character a solid backstory.

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Syllabification: back·sto·ry

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