cover story


Definition of cover story

: a story accompanying a magazine-cover illustration

Examples of cover story in a Sentence

The magazine recently did a cover story on diabetes.
Recent Examples on the Web The article the New York Post took down and then altered and reposted was the online edition of its Saturday cover story. Daniel Dale, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 Anthony recently praised Lopez in her InStyle cover story, applauding her creative vision and legendary work ethic. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, 23 Apr. 2021 The outdoor spaces that Muir idolized for their natural beauty were actually cared for by Native tribes, David Treuer, the author of The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, wrote in our latest cover story. Kate Cray, The Atlantic, 16 Apr. 2021 In her March cover story with Glamour, Lovato opened up about the medical side effects of her overdose, which include blind spots in her vision and hearing loss. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 2 Apr. 2021 Fallon also shouted out EW's cover story during the interview, pulling out a copy of our June Pride issue with Yang on the cover. Tyler Aquilina,, 22 May 2021 Remember the famous 1999 Rolling Stone cover story about Britney Spears, which featured the 17-year-old girl wearing a bra while holding a Teletubby? Kara Alaimo, CNN, 21 May 2021 In a cover story published in Forbes Asia in November, the businessman shared insights about the impact of COVID-19 on the real estate market that have been present in the U.S. as well. Russell Flannery, Forbes, 20 May 2021 The cover story outlines the origins of the group, which dates back to 2010 when RM was discovered by Bang Si-hyuk, the mogul and producer behind BTS' record company HYBE (formerly known as Big Hit Entertainment). Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of cover story

1948, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jun 2021

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“Cover story.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cover story

: an important story or article that is the main subject shown on the cover of a magazine


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