I. noun Date: 1711 a book of stories usually for children II. adjective Date: 1844 fairy-tale <
a storybook romance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • storybook — sto|ry|book1 [ stɔri,buk ] noun count a book containing one or more stories for children storybook sto|ry|book 2 [ stɔri,buk ] adjective very good, in a way that does not seem real: a storybook romance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • storybook — sto•ry•book [[t]ˈstɔr iˌbʊk, ˈstoʊr [/t]] n. 1) lit. a book that contains a story or stories, esp. for children 2) idealized in the manner of a storybook: a storybook romance[/ex] • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

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  • storybook — /ˈstɔribʊk/ (say stawreebook) noun 1. a book containing a story or stories, fiction or nonfiction, especially for children. –adjective 2. of or relating to childish fiction: he lives in a storybook world. {story1 + book} …   Australian English dictionary

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