story line

noun

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


STORY LINE Defined for English Language Learners

story line

noun

Definition of story line for English Language Learners

  • : the series of events that happen in a story



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