hard·​bound ˈhärd-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce hardbound (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Book bargains: Don’t forget that Friends of the Parma Libraries are selling all adult hardbound books for 50 cents each through Sept. 1. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 23 Aug. 2022 The Friends of the Parma Libraries still has a large inventory of adult hardbound books that will be on sale throughout the month of May. Cost is 50 cents per book and there is no limit. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 3 May 2022 Alex Ross is painting the cover for a hardbound edition, while soft cover options include jackets by Arthur Adams, Dave Johnson and Bill Sienkiewicz, the latter’s cover being revealed exclusively here for the first time. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Apr. 2022 The Art of the Japanese Cocktail, Masahiro Urushido and Michael Anstendig — With its close-up photo of a man’s hands breaking up a mitt-sized sphere of ice, the art of this hardbound book cover powerfully grabs the reader before even saying a word. Tara Nurin, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 All adult hardbound books are reduced to 50 cents each. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 28 Nov. 2021 On the shelves, hardbound scripts of most of the movies Witherspoon has made sit in stacks and remind you of the sheer breadth of her work. Zoë Ghertner, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2019 Under prison policy, hardbound publications, other than legal or religious publications, that are larger than 8 ½ x 11 or more than two inches thick are not allowed. Anne Blythe And Ames Alexander, charlotteobserver, 23 Jan. 2018 On the conference table lay Regan’s personal copy of his yearbook: the 1977 edition from Mill Lane Junior High in New York, its green hardbound cover darkened by grime. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee, WIRED, 25 Jan. 2010 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hardbound was in 1906

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“Hardbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardbound. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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