Definition of plotline
: a connected series of occurrences that form the plot or part of the plot in a story or drama
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North Korea left the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) in 2003, and a few years later nuclear plotlines spiked in Hollywood.
The main plotline revolves around the family's three dogs disappearing.
Another abandoned child sets off the second plotline, of Musa and the oddly entrancing Tilo, college friends and former lovers who remain entwined.
The effectiveness of this scene takes one by surprise; until this point, Mary's unusual upbringing has been referred to but not really developed, and the moment itself takes place amid a crowded jumble of plotlines.
But the separatist movement in Kashmir is portrayed prominently and intertwined with the plotline.
Analysis: Even though this film franchise suffocates the thrills from its plotlines, Cruise still manages to draw interest as an almost mythic avenger.
Perez also brought on Steinem as a consultant, resulting in plotlines that emphasized socio-cultural issues such as ageism, domestic abuse, and discrimination.
Rose is played by the relatively unknown Kelly Marie Tran, and her plotline involves an unexpected adventure with John Boyega’s Finn.
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PLOTLINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plotline for English Language Learners
: the things that happen in a book, movie, etc.
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