hardcover

adjective

hard·​cov·​er ˈhärd-ˈkə-vər How to pronounce hardcover (audio)
1
: having rigid boards on the sides covered in cloth or paper
hardcover books
2
: of or relating to hardcover books
hardcover sales
hardcover noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At year’s end, a hardcover book of your responses costs $99. Lisa J. Wise, WIRED, 15 Dec. 2022 Once inside, every attendee was handed a hardcover copy of his book. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Nov. 2022 Putting blank pages into any hardcover books from Dr. Seuss to Nancy Drew, Deatherage emails directly with customers to make sure each person is getting something special. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2022 The four-disc set (containing vinyl LP/CD/DVD and Blu-ray discs) sold for $99.98 in Pink Floyd’s official webstore and is packaged in a hardcover book with a 32-page booklet. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 20 Oct. 2022 This hardcover catalog of spells always seemed to have a mind of its own, and in Fletcher’s hands, feels less like a prop than a proper character. Peter Debruge, Variety, 29 Sep. 2022 The four-disc set (containing vinyl LP/CD/DVD and Blu-ray discs) currently sells for $99.98 in Pink Floyd’s official webstore and is packaged in a hardcover book with a 32-page booklet. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 27 Sep. 2022 From Joan Baez to Billy Joel, this hardcover coffee table books will remind them of their favorite albums with every page turned. Ni'kesia Pannell, Woman's Day, 17 Sep. 2022 Handling a hardcover stand-alone edition of Recitatif A Story as a book, introduced by Zadie Smith and published in February by Knopf, transforms our reading. Natasha Gural, Forbes, 31 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hardcover was in 1939

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“Hardcover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardcover. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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