bib·​li·​op·​e·​gy | \ ˌbi-blē-ˈä-pə-jē How to pronounce bibliopegy (audio) \

Definition of bibliopegy

: the art of binding books

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Other Words from bibliopegy

bibliopegic \ ˌbi-​blē-​ə-​ˈpe-​jik How to pronounce bibliopegy (audio) , -​ˈpē-​ \ adjective
bibliopegist \ ˌbi-​blē-​ˈä-​pə-​jist How to pronounce bibliopegy (audio) \ noun

Examples of bibliopegy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of the most macabre practices featured in The Madman’s Library is anthropodermic bibliopegy, or the art of binding books in human skin. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "Literature’s Most Curious Creations," 6 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bibliopegy

circa 1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bibliopegy

ultimately from Greek bibli- + pēgnynai to fasten together — more at pact

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The first known use of bibliopegy was circa 1852

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13 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Bibliopegy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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