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 The contents of his notebook, which authorities found near his remains in a Florida swamp last October — and which the FBI announced in January included a confession — have been shared by the Laundrie family attorney, according to NBC News New York. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 24 June 2022 The first notebook, the HP Spectre x360 13.5-inch, starts at $1,249.99. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 19 May 2022 Investigators found a notebook in his desk detailing how to survive in the wilderness, build bombs and identify enemies. Erin Adler, Star Tribune, 11 July 2021 The first 700 kids registered will receive a notebook and pen. Christina Barron, Washington Post, 15 June 2022 The roomy interior is big enough to fit a laptop, water bottle, notebook, and more, while the magnetic flap closure keeps your belongings safe and secure. Rebecca Carhart, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2022 While this sort of spotting is not typically discussed in length, Taylor held onto two particularly intriguing items: a large notebook and a keyboard. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 8 Feb. 2022 In October, Brian Laundrie’s remains were found in Myakkahatchee Creek Environmental Park in Sarasota, along with a backpack, notebook and a revolver. Nelly Ontiveros,, 21 Jan. 2022 Contreras Gomez will head to Britain for the grass-court season with her notebook and second-round prize money of about $90,000 (minus French taxes). New York Times, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of notebook

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Jul 2022

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“Notebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 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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