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Definition of picture-book

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: suitable for or suggestive of a picture book: such as

picture book


Definition of picture book (Entry 2 of 2)

: a book that consists wholly or chiefly of pictures

Examples of picture-book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ever Chen's picture book promises to be just as inspiring as his memoir. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 9 June 2022 The 32-page picture book spreads a heartwarming message of being a positive force in the world — one that all ages will delight in reading. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 May 2022 The picture book encourages youngsters to pick up a book and start reaping the benefits of reading. Rebecca Norris, Good Housekeeping, 18 Apr. 2022 The Hamilton actor and Waitress star have written their first picture book together, PEOPLE can exclusively announce. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, 7 June 2022 Ahead of the book’s release, Torres chatted with THR about writing his debut picture book and teased finishing the second season of Los Espookys. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 May 2022 At his first campaign-style rallies of 2022, in Arizona and Texas, giant television screens paid for by Mr. Trump’s PAC advertised his $75 picture book. New York Times, 12 Feb. 2022 Released by Random House, the picture book for readers ages 4-8 builds on the mindset the celebrity couple was raised with and that led them to be superstars on the field and on the stage. Brande Victorian, Essence, 2 Mar. 2022 The children’s picture book is a tribute to White’s late grandfather and the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen. John Benson, cleveland, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of picture-book


1922, in the meaning defined above


1699, in the meaning defined above

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“Picture-book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picture-book. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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