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 In 2011, Vergara opened up about the death of her older brother Rafael in a Parade cover story, telling the magazine about how the tragedy affected her family members. Benjamin Vanhoose,, "Sofia Vergara Recalls Brother’s Death During Powerful AGT Audition: ‘I Can Feel Your Pain’," 1 July 2020 In this issue’s cover story, penned by Tre’vell Anderson, Porter also sheds lights on his decades-long journey through Hollywood and how the LGBTQ-plus community deserves better. Joi-marie Mckenzie, Essence, "ESSENCE Cover Star Billy Porter Wants Us To Have The Race Conversation," 30 June 2020 But the Great Gatsby and Man From U.N.C.L.E. actress was happy to recall the experience of reading Nolan's screenplay for the first time, when EW chatted with Debicki for our Tenet cover story. Clark Collis,, "Elizabeth Debicki says reading Tenet script for the first time was 'surreal' experience," 22 June 2020 All-Stars 5 above, and read the full accompanying cover story here. Joey Nolfi,, "RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 5," 12 June 2020 But the issue’s cover story was about none of those things. Andrew Marantz, The New Yorker, "The Tom Cotton Op-Ed and the Tired Old “Snowflake” Defense," 10 June 2020 The chatter is referencing my Food section cover story on iconic American foods that can be ordered online, including brisket from Louis Mueller outside Austin, Texas, and the signature dessert from Junior's Cheesecake in Brooklyn. The Washington Post, "Ask Tom: Dining during the pandemic," 20 May 2020 In our cover story, journalist Gareth Cook speaks to philosopher Philip Goff on the nature of consciousness. Andrea Gawrylewski, Scientific American, "All That We Might Possibly Know," 13 Feb. 2020 The cover story was that they were being sent to a faction in the Mexican civil war. Gary Kamiya,, "In World War I, SF became a hotbed for a German-inspired conspiracy," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of cover story

1948, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jul 2020

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“Cover story.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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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