wordbook

[ wurd-boo k ]
/ ˈwɜrdˌbʊk /

noun

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

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
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Origin of wordbook

First recorded in 1590–1600; word + book
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Example sentences 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.

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British Dictionary definitions for wordbook

wordbook
/ (ˈwɜːdˌbʊk) /

noun

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