piece of writing

Definitions of piece of writing
  1. noun
    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
    “that editorial was a fine piece of writing
    synonyms: writing, written material
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    Ayurveda
    (Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda
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    bowdlerisation, bowdlerization
    written material that has been bowdlerized
    title
    (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action
    cryptogram, cryptograph, secret writing
    a piece of writing in code or cipher
    rescript, revision, rewrite
    something that has been written again
    literary composition, literary work
    imaginative or creative writing
    literature
    creative writing of recognized artistic value
    literature
    published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
    matter
    written works (especially in books or magazines)
    criticism, literary criticism
    a written evaluation of a work of literature
    section, subdivision
    a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    paragraph
    one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
    diary, journal
    a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
    inscription, lettering
    letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
    manuscript, ms
    the form of a literary work submitted for publication
    autograph
    something written by one's own hand
    treatise
    a formal exposition
    adaptation, version
    a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
    essay
    an analytic or interpretive literary composition
    editing, redaction
    putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
    religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing
    writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
    screed
    a long piece of writing
    document, papers, written document
    writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
    dramatic composition, dramatic work
    a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
    dithyramb
    a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing
    plagiarism
    a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
    transcript
    something that has been transcribed; a written record (usually typewritten) of dictated or recorded speech
    lead, lead-in, lede
    the introductory section of a story
    historiography
    a body of historical literature
    acrostic
    verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message
    belles lettres, belles-lettres
    creative writing valued for esthetic content
    dialog, dialogue
    a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
    fiction
    a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
    fictionalisation, fictionalization
    a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction
    explication de texte
    a method of literary criticism that analyzes details of a text in order to reveal its structure and meaning
    textual criticism
    comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
    new criticism
    literary criticism based on close analysis of the text
    analysis
    a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
    hagiology
    literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints
    lucubration
    a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation
    pastoral
    a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)
    poem, verse form
    a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
    canto
    a major division of a long poem
    potboiler
    a literary composition of poor quality that was written quickly to make money (to boil the pot)
    tushery
    writing of poor quality; characterized by affected choice of archaic words
    dictation
    matter that has been dictated and transcribed; a dictated passage
    text, textual matter
    the words of something written
    text
    the main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.)
    typescript
    typewritten matter especially a typewritten copy of a manuscript
    front matter, prelims
    written matter preceding the main text of a book
    back matter, end matter
    written matter following the main text of a book
    soft copy
    (computer science) matter that is in a form that a computer can store or display it on a computer screen
    hard copy
    (computer science) matter that is held in a computer and is typed or printed on paper
    above
    an earlier section of a written text
    sports section
    the section of a newspaper that reports on sports
    article, clause
    a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
    book
    a major division of a long written composition
    chapter
    a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled
    episode
    a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
    spot
    a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
    spot
    a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
    insert
    a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
    introduction
    the first section of a communication
    narration
    (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
    close, closing, conclusion, end, ending
    the last section of a communication
    addendum, postscript, supplement
    textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
    passage
    a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
    blog, web log
    an online journal where people can post entries about their experiences
    superscription
    an inscription written above something else
    epigraph
    an engraved inscription
    epitaph
    an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
    holograph, manuscript
    handwritten book or document
    modernisation, modernization
    a modernized version (as of a play)
    dissertation, thesis
    a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree
    pamphlet, tract
    a brief treatise on a subject of interest; published in the form of a booklet
    monograph
    a detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject
    composition, paper, report, theme
    an essay (especially one written as an assignment)
    disquisition
    an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
    memoir
    an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic
    thanatopsis
    an essay expressing a view on the subject of death
    critical review, critique, review, review article
    an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    copy editing
    putting something into a form suitable for a printer
    cut, deletion, excision
    the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
    correction
    something substituted for an error
    revising, rewriting
    editing that involves writing something again
    sacred scripture, scripture
    any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
    Bible, Book, Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Word, Word of God
    the sacred writings of the Christian religions
    mezuza, mezuzah
    religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
    Paralipomenon
    (Old Testament) an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings
    Testament
    either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
    Gospel, Gospels, evangel
    the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
    Synoptic Gospels, Synoptics
    the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
    prayer
    a fixed text used in praying
    service book
    a book setting forth the forms of church service
    Apocrypha
    14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
    sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature
    any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
    Pseudepigrapha
    52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures; many are apocalyptic in nature
    sura
    one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran
    Talmudic literature
    (Judaism) ancient rabbinical writings
    Sanskrit literature
    Hindu literature written in Sanskrit
    Veda, Vedic literature
    (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
    mantra
    (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns
    psalm
    any sacred song used to praise the deity
    ballot
    a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
    brevet
    a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)
    capitulation
    a document containing the terms of surrender
    certificate, certification, credential, credentials
    a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    charter
    a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
    commercial document, commercial instrument
    a document of or relating to commerce
    confession
    a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party
    copyright, right of first publication
    a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
    enclosure, inclosure
    something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
    form
    a printed document with spaces in which to write
    instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
    papyrus
    a document written on papyrus
    patent, patent of invention
    a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    platform, political platform, political program, program
    a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
    resignation
    a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign
    declaration, resolution, resolve
    a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    source
    a document (or organization) from which information is obtained
    specification
    (patent law) a document drawn up by the applicant for a patent of invention that provides an explicit and detailed description of the nature and use of an invention
    voucher
    a document that serves as evidence of some expenditure
    exposition
    (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
    obbligato, obligato
    a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
    drama, dramatic play, play
    a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    act
    a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet
    scene
    a subdivision of an act of a play
    book, playscript, script
    a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
    recapitulation
    (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
    development
    (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
    versification
    a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
    report, study, written report
    a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
    recitation
    written matter that is recited from memory
    canon
    a set group of works that are considered to be high quality and representative of a field
    romance
    a medieval narrative about the adventures of a chivalric hero
    type of:
    black and white, written communication, written language
    communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
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