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story

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈstɔːri/
DESCRIPTION A2 a description of a series of real or imaginary events which is intended to entertain people: a horror/detective story the story of the revolution Tell us a story, Grandpa. She reads stories to the children every night.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
REPORT a report in a newspaper, magazine, or news programme: Today's main story is the hurricane in Texas.Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarisingMedia in general
EXPLANATION an explanation of why something happened, which may not be true: Did he tell you the same story about why he was late?Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarisingLies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people
BUILDING US spelling of storeyFloors and parts of floors
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