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Noun quarto has 1 sense
  1. quarto, 4to - the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper twice to form four leaves
    --1 is a kind of size

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A quarto is a size of book page that results from folding each printed sheet into four leaves, or eight pages.

Sense 1:

In publishing, a quarto is a book size that typically measures about 9 by 12 inches.

Example sentence: She purchased a beautiful quarto edition of her favorite novel.

Sense 2:

In theater and music, a quarto refers to a type of play or musical composition printed on large sheets of paper, typically used in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Example sentence: The theater company will be performing a quarto of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

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