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Definition of storybook

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a book of stories usually for children



Definition of storybook (Entry 2 of 2)

: fairy-tale a storybook romance

Examples of storybook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The storybook program takes children’s favorite books and brings them to life. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2022 In a city often thought to enshrine the mundane, the sight resembled an illustration from a storybook, with the mythical structures of a dream world arising from deep in the imagination. Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2022 Luca combines vaguely Little Mermaid-ish motivations with Call Me By Your Name-vibes and a wonderfully storybook-y European everytown setting that Beauty and the Beast once explored. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, 30 Dec. 2021 The beautiful storybook setting was provided by Dunton Hot Springs, a former Colorado ghost town turned luxury destination, while Ralph Lauren crafted a bespoke wedding gown and cape of French Calais-Caudry lace to match the fairy tale environs. Leena Kim, Town & Country, 29 Dec. 2021 Cam Newton’s return to the Carolina Panthers had a storybook beginning. Mark Inabinett |, al, 28 Dec. 2021 Given the houses’ steep roofs, Christmas lights give the street an elegant storybook feel. oregonlive, 4 Dec. 2021 The storybook follows Harris’ childhood, education and career, which led her to inauguration as Vice President in January 2021. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 2 Dec. 2021 This was the grandparental home in Concord, residence of the Reverend Ezra Ripley, a figure out of a storybook. Mark Greif, The Atlantic, 9 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Its handsome white building, with storybook steeple, was part-funded by a pious niece of Walt. The Economist, 23 May 2020 Here's a look back at the series that could have finished off a dynasty without the storybook ending. Matthew Glenesk, Indianapolis Star, 15 May 2020 In terms of storybook endings, a gold medal might work as well as any. Mike Finger,, 14 Apr. 2020 The rhythm of the dialogue—the rhythm of life in that storybook-like small town—was heightened beyond reality. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 7 Apr. 2020 By placing the tiles on the control board in the correct order, kids can follow the steps listed in the storybook to help Cubetto get to its next destination. USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2020 Like a certain other seasonal plaything that sits on a shelf, Peep on a Perch comes with a storybook and a plush. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 9 Mar. 2020 Although the pair were masterful writers, these storybook images also conveyed just how united the Bryants were. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, 26 Mar. 2020 What makes the loss of the hoped for storybook ending all the more difficult for fans to take is that Brady and the Patriots still looked like each other's best option for winning another Super Bowl. TheWeek, 18 Mar. 2020

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1711, in the meaning defined above


1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Storybook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of storybook

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a book of stories for children



English Language Learners Definition of storybook (Entry 2 of 2)

: like something described in a storybook

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