nonbook

adjective
non·​book | \ ˌnän-ˈbu̇k How to pronounce nonbook (audio) \

Definition of nonbook

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being something other than a book especially : being a library holding (such as a microfilm) that is not a book

nonbook

noun
non·​book | \ ˌnän-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce nonbook (audio) \

Definition of nonbook (Entry 2 of 2)

: a book of little literary merit which is often a compilation (as of pictures, press clippings, or speeches)

Examples of nonbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Although books are his primary items, as much as 15% of sales come from what’s known as nonbook merchandise including gifts, music, games, cards and apparel. Joyce M. Rosenberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Independent booksellers persevere despite Amazon, rising costs," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of nonbook

Adjective

1928, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonbook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonbook. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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