flyleaf

noun

fly·​leaf ˈflī-ˌlēf How to pronounce flyleaf (audio)
plural flyleaves ˈflī-ˌlēvz How to pronounce flyleaf (audio)
: one of the free endpapers of a book

Examples of flyleaf in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, there has been a tradition of new Justices signing the flyleaf. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 1 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flyleaf was in 1832

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“Flyleaf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flyleaf. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

flyleaf

noun
fly·​leaf ˈflī-ˌlēf How to pronounce flyleaf (audio)
: a blank leaf at the beginning or end of a book
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