How to Pronounce quire?

Correct pronunciation for the word "quire" is [kwˈa͡ɪ͡ə], [kwˈa‍ɪ‍ə], [k_w_ˈaɪə].

"Quire" in context

A quire is a parchment or paper that is typically associated with early printing and publishing. It is used to form books and other literary materials and consists of folded sections of thin paper that is bound with a binding thread. Quire is also sometimes referred to as a signature or a gathering. Historically, it has been used since the fifteenth century to form individual books or tracts. Since then, quire has also been used for other types of binding materials, including paper and board.

Quires are also known for their relationship to the history of book binding. This is because it has been used in early bookbinding to bind illustrations with text.

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