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English definition of “story”

story

noun [C] (DESCRIPTION)   /ˈstɔr·i, ˈstoʊr·i/
a description of events that actually happened or that are invented: There was a news story on television about flooding on the west coast. My daughter won’t go to bed without hearing a bedtime story. A story can also be a lie: Don’t tell me any stories – I want to know what really happened.
(Definition of story noun (DESCRIPTION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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