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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 Volunteers, some who are also refugees, use Sesame videos, storybooks, games, and puzzles to teach and interact with kids. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "A new 'Sesame Street' show in Arabic aims to help refugee children," 20 Nov. 2019 The Original Switch Witch kit with doll and storybook can be purchased on Amazon for $20. Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, "Halloween hangover! Here are 5 fun things to do with your kids' leftover candy," 1 Nov. 2019 Viewers are referred to free online resources in both English and Spanish that include videos, storybooks, digital interactives and games. Washington Post, "‘We’re not alone’ - ‘Sesame Street’ tackles addiction crisis," 10 Oct. 2019 The complex includes several rooms where court hearings are held, people wait and children can read storybooks in Spanish. Maria Verza, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Migrants say they face danger before court in Texas tents," 17 Sep. 2019 Every kid imagines their favorite storybook coming to life. Char Adams,, "'Literary Lots' Transforms Empty Public Spaces into Lively Scenes from Children's Books," 6 Aug. 2019 Kindergarten has traditionally been a time for storybooks and building blocks. James Vaznis,, "In Brookline, there’s a worry that kindergarten has lost its joy," 9 July 2019 The conical spires and pristine pale stonework of Dunrobin conjure up images of princess castles from storybooks and traditional European chateaus, and are a photographer’s dream. Glasgow, USA TODAY, "Glasgow, Gateway to Scotland: Witness the beauty and history of these 15 majestic castles," 13 June 2019 The throwaway domestic bits are the best: Jack-Jack double-patting his father awake, when Bob conks out during the bedtime storybook, for example. Michael Phillips,, "'Incredibles 2' review: Piling on the action in a 14-years-later sequel," 11 June 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Their immediate attraction and appreciation for one another was truly a rare find, and for 61 years, their family and friends witnessed that their love was truly one out of a storybook., "Deaths in South Florida: 9/26," 26 Sep. 2019 The hotline is up and running to promote shopDisney's Bedtime Adventure Box, a subscription box that comes with Disney Store PJs, a bedtime storybook, stickers, a reward chart, and bedtime activity cards. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Is Disney's Bedtime Hotline Free? What It Costs to Give Kids a Goodnight Message From Disney Characters," 17 Sep. 2019 No space is left undecorated: the Grand Staircase seemingly stolen from a storybook, the Salon de la Lune’s and Salon du Soleil’s lamps reflected in facing mirrors to infinity. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "Behind the Curtain at the Paris Opera," 6 Sep. 2019 In a storybook finish, Earl Monroe hits a 28-foot jump shot with two seconds left in overtime as the Bullets edge the San Francisco Warriors, 112-110, in an NBA game at the Civic Center. Mike Klingaman,, "This Week in Baltimore Sports History: Laurel Futurity offers preview of Affirmed-Alydar Triple Crown duel," 28 Oct. 2019 That might seem surprising for an enterprise associated with pliant storybook princesses. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "The Women Who Helped Build Hollywood," 28 Oct. 2019 The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the return of Maleficent is a bizarre exercise, a meditation on the geopolitics of a storybook world where an awkward family dinner leads to a potential fairy genocide. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Disney Delivers a Truly Bizarre Sleeping Beauty Sequel," 16 Oct. 2019 Locked away among mountains, Kyrgyzstan has an unreal storybook quality, a landscape of dizzy passes and plunging valleys. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Yurts, Eagle Hunters and Rugged Solitude in Kyrgyzstan," 12 Oct. 2019 With Arendelle no longer safe, Elsa and Anna journey North to find this storybook setting to get answers. Nick Romano,, "Elsa and Anna find answers in new Frozen 2 trailer," 23 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of storybook


1711, in the meaning defined above


1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Storybook.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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