note·​book | \ ˈnōt-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce notebook (audio) \

Definition of notebook

1 : a book for notes or memoranda
2 : laptop entry 2 especially : a particularly small or light laptop … have been selling smaller, lighter, cheaper and more powerful notebooks for two years. — Peter H. Lewis often used before another noun a notebook computer

Examples of notebook in a Sentence

Take out your notebook and write down some of your ideas. She kept a notebook for her poetry.
Recent Examples on the Web Rather than scrambling to find the recipe in a notebook or your phone, keep it on full display at all times with this wooden cutting board that has just enough space for it to be engraved on it. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 19 Apr. 2022 In its final report on the investigation into Petito's death, the FBI wrote that Laundrie claimed responsibility for his fiancée's death in a notebook found near his remains. CBS News, 30 Mar. 2022 This wine travel can be so much more rewarding with a wine tasting notebook ($28). Aly Walansky, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Rare notebook with handwritten lyrics by The Beatles to go on display Music buffs! Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 15 Feb. 2022 It’s the sentimental things people are desperate to recover: a child’s notebook, a wooden cross, an Army backpack that survived two tours in Iraq. Rachel Scheier, Los Angeles Times, 3 Jan. 2022 Officials said Laundrie's father first spotted a bag that belonged to Laundrie, and law enforcement officials then discovered the remains and other belongings, including a notebook, nearby – after five weeks of searching by law enforcement. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2021 There’s nothing worse than trying to juggle your phone, invites, notebook, sunglasses, and more all at once. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 8 Sep. 2021 His little school notebook, now on display, reveals his last day in class was Nov. 9, the day before the rampage. Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune, 26 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of notebook

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Notebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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note·​book | \ ˈnōt-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce notebook (audio) \

Kids Definition of notebook

: a book of blank pages for writing in


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