scrap·​book | \ ˈskrap-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce scrapbook (audio) \

Definition of scrapbook

: a blank book in which various items (such as newspaper clippings or pictures) are collected and preserved

Examples of scrapbook in a Sentence

My mother keeps a scrapbook of all the articles I've ever written.
Recent Examples on the Web This month, Rizzoli is publishing Musings on Fashion and Style: Museo de la Moda, an irreverent scrapbook of sorts that Moss edited and that places the fashion museum’s encyclopedic holdings—where John Lennon’s Sgt. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Moss Shares Her Vintage Style Tips," 4 Sep. 2019 Her resolution — to bring family recipes together into one scrapbook — got packed away last spring during a move. Molly Guthrey, Twin Cities, "New Year’s resolutions at the halfway point: Our 6 goal-setters are still at it," 21 July 2019 Apparently, transforming the mall itself was helped by a scrapbook the production team found while scouting the location, which contained images of what the mall looked like in the ‘80s. Jon Porter, The Verge, "There’s much more to Stranger Things’ Starcourt Mall than meets the eye," 12 July 2019 To make banner: A banner beckons little ghouls to help themselves to a treat. Recycled newspaper and black construction paper cut with pinking shears makes a clever background for the slick silver scrapbook letters. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Take a Treat," 9 Sep. 2019 America’s dive bars represent living scrapbooks for a country that never was and always will be. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, "American Dive Bars," 22 Aug. 2019 Technological changes have also had real effects, though many Internet platforms merely allow people to combine activities that used to be separate, such as pasting images into scrapbooks or sending fan mail. Sharon Marcus, Time, "Even the Internet Hasn’t Really Changed How Being Famous Works. Here’s Why," 25 June 2019 In the interim, Dunham made scrapbooks of her dream home, carefully planning out every detail, from the wallpaper down to the pillow covers. Hannah Chubb,, "’Someone Had to Go’: Lena Dunham Recalls Moment She Moved Out of Her and Jack Antonoff's Home," 20 Aug. 2019 No more dog-earing bridal magazines or overloading a scrapbook with cutouts. Riley & Grey, Harper's BAZAAR, "When It Comes to Wedding Planning, Is Instagram the New Pinterest?," 30 July 2019

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1825, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of scrapbook

: a book with blank pages to which you attach photographs, letters, newspaper stories, etc., that help you remember a person or time


scrap·​book | \ ˈskrap-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce scrapbook (audio) \

Kids Definition of scrapbook

: a blank book in which clippings or pictures are kept

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