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or who·dun·nit  (ho͞o-dŭn′ĭt)
n. Informal
A story dealing with a crime and its solution; a detective story.

[Alteration of who done it?]
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(huˈdʌn ɪt)

a narrative of a murder or a series of murders and the detection of the criminal; detective story.
[1925–30; jocular formation from Who done it?, for standard E Who did it?]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whodunit - a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or moviewhodunit - a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
detective story - a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
murder mystery - a narrative about a murder and how the murderer is discovered
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whodunnit [huːˈdʌnɪt] Nnovela f policíaca
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


whodunnit [huːˈdʌnɪt] n (= book, film) → polar m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


n (inf)Krimi m (inf, bei dem der Täter bis zum Schluss unbekannt ist)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


whodunnit [huːˈdʌnɪt] n (fam) → (romanzo) giallo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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