Definitions for whodunithuˈdʌn ɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word whodunit
mystery, mystery story, whodunit(noun)
a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
A novel or drama concerning a crime (usually a murder) in which a detective follows clues to determine the perpetrator.
Origin: Alteration of who done it?
A whodunit or whodunnit is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the audience is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime. The reader or viewer is provided with the clues from which the identity of the perpetrator may be deduced before the story provides the revelation itself at its climax. The investigation is usually conducted by an eccentric amateur or semi-professional detective.
Images & Illustrations of whodunit
Translations for whodunit
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for whodunit »
Find a translation for the whodunit definition in other languages:
Select another language: