Definition of human interest in English:

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human interest

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)yo͞omən ˈint(ə)rəst/


The aspect of a story in the media that interests people because it describes the experiences or emotions of individuals: the conflict was not lacking in human interest [as modifier]: dry and distant matters are often treated from a human-interest angle
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  • Giving the story local flavor and human interest are the experiences of local landowners and plant employees.
  • You always bring us great stories of interesting characters and human interest stories.
  • The human interest story can evoke compassion.

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Syllabification: hu·man in·ter·est

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