storyboard

[ stawr-ee-bawrd, stohr-ee-bohrd ]
/ ˈstɔr iˌbɔrd, ˈstoʊr iˌboʊrd /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. story,
  2. story arc,
  3. story line,
  4. story of my life, the,
  5. story, joseph,
  6. storybook,
  7. storyline,
  8. storyteller,
  9. storytelling,
  10. storyville

Origin of storyboard

probably earlier than 1945–50; story1 + board

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British Dictionary definitions for storyboard

storyboard

/ (ˈstɔːrɪˌbɔːd) /

noun

(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

storyboard

n.

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

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