Definition of saga noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsɑːɡə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːɡə//
    Types of story
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  1. 1a long traditional story about adventures and brave acts, especially one from Norway or Iceland See related entries: Types of story
  2. 2a long story about events over a period of many years a family saga
  3. 3a long series of events or adventures and/or a report about them The front page is devoted to the continuing saga of the hijack. (humorous) the saga of how I missed the plane This whole saga has been a pretty significant victory for truth.
  4. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from Old Norse, literally ‘narrative’; related to the noun saw (sense 2).

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