Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Mun·ro(mən-rō′), Alice Born 1931.
Canadian writer noted for vivid novels and short stories of life in rural Ontario. Her collections of stories include Dance of the Happy Shades (1968) and Moons of Jupiter (1982). She won the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature.
Munro, Hector Hugh Pen name Saki (sä′kē) 1870-1916.
British writer known for his witty and sometimes bitter short stories, published in collections such as The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).
n, pl Munros
(Mountaineering) mountaineering any separate mountain peak over 3000 feet high: originally used of Scotland only but now sometimes extended to other parts of the British Isles
[C20: named after Hugh Thomas Munro (1856–1919), who published a list of these in 1891]
1. (Biography) Alice, original name Alice Laidlaw. born 1931, Canadian short-story writer; her books include Lives of Girls and Women (1971), The Moons of Jupiter (1982), and The Love of a Good Woman (1999); winner of the Booker international prize (2009) for a lifetime body of work; awarded the Nobel prize for literature (2013)
2. (Biography) H(ector) H(ugh), pen name Saki. 1870–1916, Scottish author, born in Burma (now Myanmar), noted for his collections of satirical short stories, such as Reginald (1904) and Beasts and Superbeasts (1914)
1. Alice (Laidlaw), born 1931, Canadian short-story writer.
2. H(ector) H(ugh) ( “Saki” ), 1870–1916, Scottish novelist and short-story writer, born in Burma.