sto·​ry·​board | \ ˈstȯr-ē-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce storyboard (audio) \

Definition of storyboard

: a panel or series of panels on which a set of sketches is arranged depicting consecutively the important changes of scene and action in a series of shots (as for a film, television show, or commercial)

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Examples of storyboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photojournalist Mykal McEldowney, who led the project, drafted a storyboard that wove together key themes and addressed the most pressing questions about the tournament. Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star, "Madness: An IndyStar documentary on how Indianapolis landed the NCAA March Madness tourney," 25 Mar. 2021 Buffs are also being given away, as well as coloring books and a field journal that tie into the storyboard. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Gnomes and magic beans await Ski 4 Kids participants this week at Kincaid Park," 4 Mar. 2021 That is code for the director gets canned, which is why the more time spent on the storyboard (not on the set) is the least expensive and the most valuable. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Why mentoring and incubators should be part of the economic landscape," 16 Nov. 2020 When developing the series, Disney opted for Willis to view the episodes as they were animated instead of writing the music based on a storyboard. Kathleen Christiansen,, "New Mickey Mouse shorts headed to Disney Plus feature familiar music," 14 Sep. 2020 Here are Morales’ steps: First, have your child plot out their tale with a storyboard in a notebook or on a sheet of paper. René A. Guzman,, "COVID-19 pandemic expected to close or delay summer camps, but you can create your own," 11 May 2020 The most tantalizing content comes from a series of storyboards and renders, some more complete than others. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Final Fantasy VII Remake," 2 Mar. 2020 Scholastic provides some useful tips and a sample P.S.A. storyboard. Jeremy Engle, New York Times, "800,000 Syrians Have Fled in Three Months. This Is What It Looks Like.," 27 Feb. 2020 It was cut from the movie after his vocals were recorded and storyboards had been drawn up. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Exclusive: Watch Olaf sing 'Unmeltable Me', the hilariously hot song cut from 'Frozen 2'," 1 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of storyboard

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of storyboard was in 1942

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1 Apr 2021

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“Storyboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of storyboard

: a series of drawings or pictures that show the changes of scenes and actions for a movie, television show, etc.

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