Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A book containing a collection of stories, usually for children.
  • adjective Occurring in or resembling the style or content of a storybook.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A book containing one or more stories or tales; a printed collection of short tales.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A book containing stories, or short narratives, either true or false.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A book containing stories, especially children's stories.
  • adjective As in a story for children; pleasant and idealized, or having a happy conclusion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a book containing a collection of stories (usually for children)

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

story +‎ book

Examples

  • Yeah, reading a freakin storybook to children while the nation is under attack so the children aren't "scared" is a brillant alternative.

    Why I Love THE VIEW | the TV addict

  • Todd Marchant's return to Edmonton nearly ended in storybook fashion as he scored the apparent game-winner with 68 seconds left in regulation, beating Tommy Salo with a wrist shot.

    USATODAY.com

  • AUBURN, Alabama (Ticker) -- A career day for Michael Johnson ended in storybook fashion.

    NCAA Division I College Football - Georgia vs. Auburn

  • AUBURN, Alabama (Ticker) -- A career day for Michael Johnson ended in storybook fashion.

    NCAA Division I College Football - Georgia vs. Auburn

  • Zoë's expectations are rewarded at sixteen, when her mother meets, through the scorned cousins, the Prince Charming — for Zoë still thinks in storybook terms — who is to rescue them both.

    The Mistress of Gloom

  • Zoë's expectations are rewarded at sixteen, when her mother meets, through the scorned cousins, the Prince Charming — for Zoë still thinks in storybook terms — who is to rescue them both.

    The Mistress of Gloom

  • In the 1998 NBA Finals, Jordan was thought to have completed his career in storybook fashion, sinking the winning jumper in the final seconds to give the Chicago Bulls their sixth championship in eight years.

    National Basketball Association - Wizards vs. Pistons

  • Brodeur came back to the neighborhood on Saturday with 550 regular-season wins, a scenario he called storybook because he was home in Montreal and in front of the fans Roy dazzled for so many years.

    Anchorage Daily News - Alaska News

  • Brodeur came back to the neighborhood on Saturday with 550 regular-season wins, a scenario he called storybook because he was home in Montreal and in front of the fans Roy dazzled for so many years.

    NBCSports.com: Sports

  • It's a criss-cross between a fairytale storybook and 1001 nights (which could also be called a storybook, I suppose), written in a very poetical language.

    Archive 2009-03-01

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