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[stawr-ee-boo k, stohr-] /ˈstɔr iˌbʊk, ˈstoʊr-/
a book that contains a story or stories, especially for children.
Origin of storybook
1705-15; story1 + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She snatched up small Tom who had been gazing at the captain who had strode out of a story book into the room.

    The Pocahontas-John Smith Story Pocahontas Wight Edmunds
  • A story book, with the page opened at Cinderella, lay on the lap.

    Mollie's Prince Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • The little boy had never thought of such an article as a father except as something which belongs to a story book.

    A Melody in Silver Keene Abbott
  • You are just like a princess in a story book, said Litvinov at last.

    Smoke Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
  • We greeted these things as children greet the loved pictures in a story book, lost and mourned and found again.

  • It is intended to be at once a story book and an authoritative handbook.

  • He thought it would read like a story book and be both entertaining and instructive.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • I feel like it was Christmas, an' I was a-dreamin, an' it was a story book all to once.

    A Dear Little Girl Amy E. Blanchard
  • That was the most piratical-looking band of fellows with their knives and their red handkerchiefs as I ever saw in a story book.

    The Motor Maids' School Days Katherine Stokes
  • It has been like a play or a story book to hear the talk of Joe and Betsey.

    A Man for the Ages Irving Bacheller
British Dictionary definitions for story book


a book containing stories, esp for children
unreal or fantastic: a storybook world
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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