Pronunciation: (pā'pur-bak"),[key] —n. a book bound in a flexible paper cover, often a lower-priced edition of a hardcover book.
—adj. 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).