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sto·​ry·​book ˈstȯr-ē-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce storybook (audio)
: a book of stories usually for children


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: fairy-tale
a storybook romance

Examples of storybook in a Sentence

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Alice is confronted with the fact that her parents did not have a storybook romance, while their neighbor and time travel guide Elliot (Evan Williams) grapples with his connection to both his biological and surrogate fathers. Megan Vick, Variety, 25 June 2024 Tatum shared the post on his Instagram Stories on Tuesday morning along with another throwback photo of him and Tkachuk sitting next to each other on the bus, celebrating the fact the two childhood friends can both call themselves champions after a storybook week for the St. Louis natives. Sean Neumann, Peoplemag, 25 June 2024
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 See all Example Sentences for storybook 

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Word History

First Known Use


1711, in the meaning defined above


1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of storybook was in 1711

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“Storybook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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