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story

noun [C] (DESCRIPTION)    /ˈstɔː.ri/ US  /ˈstɔːr.i/
A2 a description , either true or imagined , of a connected series of events : Will you read / tell me a story, daddy ? Martha chose her favourite book of bedtime stories. He writes children's stories. I don't know if it's true but it's a good story (= entertaining to listen to although probably not true ). She gave me her version of what had happened , but it would be interesting to hear his half / side of the story (= the events as described by him). Apparently his first words to her were "Will you marry me?" or so the story goes (= that is what people say happened ).Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising B2 a report in a newspaper or on a news broadcast of something that has happened : The main story in the papers today is the president's speech .Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarisingThe press and news reportingProgrammes and other broadcasts C2 a lie : He made up some story about having to be at his aunt's wedding anniversary .Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
(Definition of story noun (DESCRIPTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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