saga - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    a story about what happens to a group of characters over a long period of time

    an American Civil War saga starring Clark Gable

  2. 2
    informal a long series of events, or a description of them

    Have you heard the saga of our roof repairs?

  3. 3
    a long story written in Norway or Iceland during the Middle Ages