or sto·ry line
[ stawr-ee-lahyn ]
/ ˈstɔr iˌlaɪn /
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a detailed description of the plot of a motion picture, TV series, etc., especially a description used by writers, producers, prospective investors, or the like.
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Origin of storyline
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby storyline
Storting, story, story arc, storyboard, storybook, storyline, storyteller, storytelling, Storyville, storywriter, stoss
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How to use storyline in a sentence
Disney has a choice whether to produce a program with certain fictional characters; the storyline could be re-written or changed.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed|Melissa Leon|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The storyline also gave Lady Grantham more agency, which appealed to McGovern.Elizabeth McGovern on the ‘Downton Abbey’ Xmas Album and Lady Grantham’s Kiss with George Clooney|Marlow Stern|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think the dog deserved to have a little bit of a storyline, so that had as much to do with it as anything.Elizabeth McGovern on the ‘Downton Abbey’ Xmas Album and Lady Grantham’s Kiss with George Clooney|Marlow Stern|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And as previously mentioned, she joins forces with Iron Man and the pro-registration heroes during the Civil War storyline.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, alas, was the point when Fifty Shades of Grey had somehow storyline-mashed with Gone Girl.Jian Ghomeshi’s Very Canadian Sex Scandal|Shinan Govani|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The novel has a lengthier storyline, a more intricate plot, and more characterization.William Tell Told Again|P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for storyline
the plot of a book, film, play, etc
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