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[stawr-ee-bawrd, stohr-ee-bohrd] /ˈstɔr iˌbɔrd, ˈstoʊr iˌboʊrd/
a panel or panels on which a sequence of sketches depict the significant changes of action and scene in a planned film, as for a movie, television show, or advertisement.
probably earlier than 1945-50; story1 + board Unabridged
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Examples from the web for storyboard
  • The storyline is worked out, rough character sketches are produced and a detailed, scene-by-scene storyboard is put together.
  • Refer to the storyboard and ask students to determine which key parts of the folk tale need to be illustrated.
  • Simultaneously developing and evaluating more than one storyboard can significantly accelerate this process.
  • The project's script and storyboard is in its final stages.
  • Students then follow procedures used in industry, such as creating a storyboard before filming.
  • The gallery of images is a storyboard of how the app works.
British Dictionary definitions for storyboard


(in films, television, advertising, etc) a series of sketches or photographs showing the sequence of shots or images planned for a film
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Word Origin and History for storyboard

1942, from story (n.1) + board (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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