Share this entry

Share this page

paperback

Line breaks: paper|back
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪpəbak
 
/

Definition of paperback in English:

noun

A book bound in stiff paper or flexible card: [as modifier]: the paperback edition of her biography
More example sentences
  • This article is excerpted from the new preface to the updated paperback edition.
  • This concise guide booklet is only available as a paperback edition, and is sure to add value for anyone visiting the park.
  • The preliminary pages of the paperback edition give copious quotes from favourable reviews of the book in the major newspapers.

Phrases

in paperback

1
In an edition bound in stiff paper or flexible card: now available in paperback
More example sentences
  • This set him off on the idea of publishing literature in paperback, making it available cheaply and widely.
  • This week's book review was published this year in paperback after its initial publication in hard cover last year.
  • First published in hardback in 2003, the book is now available in paperback.

Words that rhyme with paperback

cornerbackquarterback

Definition of paperback in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…