Definition of paperback in English:

paperback

Translate paperback into Spanish

noun

  • A book bound in stiff paper or flexible cardboard.

    • ‘the shelves were stacked with well-thumbed paperbacks’
    book, volume, hardback, paperback, title, work, tome, opus, treatise, manual, register, almanac, yearbook, compendium

Pronunciation

paperback

/ˈpāpərˌbak/ /ˈpeɪpərˌbæk/

adjective

  • (of a book) bound in stiff paper or flexible cardboard.

    • ‘the paperback edition of her biography’

Pronunciation

paperback

/ˈpāpərˌbak/ /ˈpeɪpərˌbæk/

Phrases

    in paperback
    • In an edition bound in stiff paper or flexible cardboard.

      ‘the novel is now available in paperback’
      • ‘This set him off on the idea of publishing literature in paperback, making it available cheaply and widely.’
      • ‘This week's book review was published this year in paperback after its initial publication in hard cover last year.’
      • ‘First published in hardback in 2003, the book is now available in paperback.’
      • ‘Let's hope for a quicker-to-read, smaller and cheaper reprinting in paperback.’
      • ‘This book was published in hard back in November 1998 and is coming out in paperback in January 2000.’