Definition of bookplate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝okˌplāt/


A decorative label stuck in the front of a book, bearing the name of the book’s owner.
Example sentences
  • Hence, the importance of the much maligned bookplates occasionally found on books which serve to give us at least some information on previous owners.
  • The front cover sports a bookplate from 1900 of Nietzsche wearing a crown of thorns, the back cover one of him naked, with remarkable musculature, posing on an Alp.
  • I still have a Puffin Club bookplate stuck inside the cover of this book.

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Syllabification: book·plate

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