cover story

noun

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 Gowdy seemed to understand the Occupiers as recreational campers in disguise; their politics were a cover story for a good time, and taxpayers were footing the bill. Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, 27 Apr. 2022 The Grammy nominee previously came out as pansexual in a 2018 Rolling Stone cover story. Zack Sharf, Variety, 21 Apr. 2022 After being diagnosed with breast cancer last September, the country singer's mother, Beverly June Lambert, is now cancer-free, Lambert reveals in this week's PEOPLE cover story. Jeff Nelson, PEOPLE.com, 29 June 2022 Head over to Vanity’s Fair’s website to read Johnson’s cover story in its entirety. Zack Sharf, Variety, 29 June 2022 Having said that, the clothes on the screen are, indeed, delightful. Hathaway spoke of the enviable wardrobe of her character, Andrea Sachs, during a conversation with designer Michael Kors for her Interview cover story. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 June 2022 As noted in our stellar Billboard cover story earlier this year, Posty doesn’t seem to care about the numbers this go-round. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 14 June 2022 Cage is the subject of a cover story in the new issue of GQ and reveals that he was asked to host SNL this spring but is unsure whether to do it. Clark Collis, EW.com, 22 Mar. 2022 This piece was originally published as a cover story in the September-November 2021 issue of Rolling Stone Australia. Poppy Reid, Rolling Stone, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cover story

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cover story was in 1948

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1 Aug 2022

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“Cover story.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cover%20story. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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