[ wurd-boo k ]
/ ˈwɜrdˌbʊk /


a book of words, usually with definitions, explanations, etc.; a dictionary.
the libretto of an opera.

Origin of wordbook

First recorded in 1590–1600; word + book
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Examples from the Web for wordbook

  • In the novels and plays of that time a coat was a very important part of a wordbook, for Anna Karenina and Three Sisters.

    Max Mara’s Artistic Twist|Daily Beast Promotions|September 28, 2011|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for wordbook


/ (ˈwɜːdˌbʊk) /


a book containing words, usually with their meanings
a libretto for an opera
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