What does the word synopsis mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A summary.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Synoptic, synoptical.

Usage examples for synopsis

  1. Make a careful, working synopsis of the story, and I'll dip into the manuscript here and there when I come home to get a line on the style and general character of the thing." – Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday
  2. The summing up was but a repetition of the same points, as viewed from opposite sides, a brief synopsis of the action of the play, dry, dull, and dignified. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  3. An intelligent and representative synopsis of a lecture or other public performance is rare. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner