What does whodunit mean?

Definitions for whodunithuˈdʌn ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mystery, mystery story, whodunit(noun)

    a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie


  1. whodunit(Noun)

    A novel or drama concerning a crime (usually a murder) in which a detective follows clues to determine the perpetrator.

  2. Origin: Alteration of who done it?


  1. Whodunit

    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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whodunit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whodunit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Edward McCall:

    It was like a big whodunit, and I like puzzles.

  2. Sunny Hostin:

    This has never been a whodunit type of case, he has already admitted that he did it.

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