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story line

noun

Simple Definition of story line

  • : the series of events that happen in a story

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of story line

  1. :  the plot of a story or drama

Examples of story line in a sentence

  1. <the story line is clumsily interrupted several times to provide some much-needed background information>



1941

First Known Use of story line

1941


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