hard·​cov·​er | \ ˈhärd-ˈkə-vər How to pronounce hardcover (audio) \

Definition of hardcover

1 : having rigid boards on the sides covered in cloth or paper hardcover books
2 : of or relating to hardcover books hardcover sales

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Other Words from hardcover

hardcover noun

Examples of hardcover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patron admission is $45, $35 for CTL Members, and includes a hardcover copy of Kahn’s book, Forever Seeing New Beauties. courant.com, 2 Sep. 2021 In its first two days, the book sold more hardcover copies than any of Ms. Dave’s five previous novels sold individually during their hardback run. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, 20 July 2021 According to the complaints, Cruz received 15% of royalties on each hardcover copy of the book that sold—however, Cruz’s campaign committee disputes this. Melissa Holzberg, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 This hardcover visual journal allows for doodles and places to practice her artistic skills daily. Cheyann Neades, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Apr. 2021 After that initial month, the price goes up to $15 per month, which is still lower than most hardcover prices. Claire Tighe, NBC News, 2 Apr. 2021 This commemorative, hardcover coffee table book captures Indiana's unique love affair with the game in hundreds of historic photographs featured on its 232 pages. Indystar Sports, Indianapolis Star, 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of hardcover

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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10 Sep 2021

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“Hardcover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardcover. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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