• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Historiette Historical narration on a small scale; a brief recital; a story.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n historiette A short history or story; a tale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Historiette a short history or story
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., dim. of histoire, a history
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. historiahistōr, knowing; cf. eidenai, to know, L. vidēre, Sans. vid, Eng. wit.


In literature:

Agatha had often been doomed to listen to such historiettes.
"Agatha's Husband A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik (AKA: Dinah Maria Mulock)