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story line

or sto·ry·line  (stôr′ē-līn′)
n.
1. The plot of a story or dramatic work.
2. One of the narrative strands forming a complex story: "Murr, a bracingly straightforward writer whose flourishes are rare and subtle ... dexterously advances multiple story lines, overlapping them now and then with rich results" (Mark Kamine).
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storyline

(ˈstɔːrɪlaɪn) or

story line

n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the plot of a book, film, play, etc
2. (Film) the plot of a book, film, play, etc
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Noun1.storyline - the plot of a book or play or film
plot - the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
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storyline

noun narrative, plot The surprise twists in the storyline are the film's greatest strength.
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storyline

[ˈstɔːrɪlaɪn] Nargumento m
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