Definition of guidebook in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡīdˌbo͝ok/


A book of information about a place, designed for the use of visitors or tourists.
Example sentences
  • Outside, office workers are hurrying home and the city's more adventurous tourists, guidebooks open at the Where to Eat page, are out hunting a restaurant for dinner.
  • Tourist industry guidebooks always tell you to tip handsomely.
  • Tourist guidebooks are full of stories about the tricks that rickshaw drivers pull on unsuspecting tourists.
guide, travel guide, travelogue, vade mecum;
field guide;
companion, handbook, directory
informal bible

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Syllabification: guide·book

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