Share this entry

Share this page

human interest

Syllabification: hu·man in·ter·est

Definition of human interest in English:


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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of human interest in:

Share this entry

Share this page


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day apathetic
Pronunciation: ˌapəˈTHedik
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern