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 The first nonbook merchandise Amazon began selling was CDs. al, 7 Feb. 2021 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, 20 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Batteries Not Included offers items such as CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, other audiovisual items, and miscellaneous nonbook items. Shellie Lister, NOLA.com, 8 Feb. 2021

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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 8 Aug. 2022.

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