description noun definition in Elements of a story topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Elements of a story topic
[countable, uncountable] description (of somebody/something) a piece of writing or speech that says what somebody/something is like; the act of writing or saying in words what somebody/something is like to give a detailed/full description of the procedure a brief/general description of the software Police have issued a description of the gunman. ‘Scared stiff’ is an apt description of how I felt at that moment. a personal pain that goes beyond description (= is too great to express in words) the novelist’s powers of description