Definition of storybook in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstôrēˌbo͝ok/


1A book containing a story or collection of stories intended for children.
Example sentences
  • The saga of tiny things abounds in children's rhymes, songs, storybooks and protected collections.
  • I also inherited one of my teacher's daughter's collection of storybooks.
  • She craves blue eyes, thinking that if she looked like the blue-eyed girls from storybooks, her parents, teachers, and boys would love her.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting something that is as idyllically perfect as things typically are in storybooks: it was a storybook finish to an illustrious career
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  • It was the perfect ending to a storybook season, that saw the 17-year-old Russian dethrone Williams at Wimbledon to become the darling of the tennis world.
  • Another thing that I cannot stand are the other kids my age who are the storybook image of what perfect is supposed to be.
  • In August 1972, her father's failed attempt to overthrow King Hassan brought an abrupt end to nineteen-year-old Malika's storybook youth.

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Syllabification: sto·ry·book

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