fly·​leaf | \ ˈflī-ˌlēf How to pronounce flyleaf (audio) \
plural flyleaves\ ˈflī-​ˌlēvz How to pronounce flyleaves (audio) \

Definition of flyleaf

: one of the free endpapers of a book

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The book explores the types of toxins and asphyxiates that can be present in the artist’s studio and offers safer techniques and materials that don’t compromise the quality of the art, according to the flyleaf. Bonnie L. Cook,, "Merle Spandorfer, 83, artist and educator for 50 years at Cheltenham Center for the Arts," 12 Apr. 2018 The letters broke new ground by showing Edwards’ human side, as well as his views on slavery and interest in Native Americans, according to the book’s flyleaf. Bonnie L. Cook,, "George Stuart Claghorn, 98, West Chester philosophy professor," 8 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of flyleaf

1832, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flyleaf

: an empty page at the beginning or end of a book

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