Pronunciation: (pā'pur-bak"), [key]
a book bound in a flexible paper cover, often a lower-priced edition of a hardcover book.
1. (of a book) bound in a flexible paper cover: a paperback edition of Orwell's novel.
2. of, for, or pertaining to paperbacks: a paperback bookstore. Cf. hardcover. Also,softcover; pa•per•boundPronunciation: (pā'pur-bound"), [key] softbound (for defs. 1, 2).
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