Definition of must-read in English:

must-read

adjective

  • Denoting a piece of writing that should or must be read.

    ‘his must-read article in the NY Times’

noun

  • A compelling or particularly useful piece of writing.

    ‘it's a must-read for anyone interested in movies’
    • ‘It's a real must-read, on the cynicism of the media.’
    • ‘I'm still going through it now but I can confirm that Tim is right - it is a must-read.’
    • ‘If you are a believer in conspiracies and/or hidden plots or if you are simply interested in mysticism, the book is a must-read.’
    • ‘Critics shouldn't try making the film they review a must-see; they should make their writing a must-read.’
    • ‘It's a fascinating article, and a must-read if you enjoy knowing the true origins of such pieces of modern folk wisdom.’
    • ‘Anyway it's fascinating, and if you haven't read it, which you probably have, it's a must-read.’
    • ‘For anyone trying to understand the British approach to coalition strategy during the war, this volume is a must-read.’
    • ‘This 24-page review is a must-read for anyone interested in the state's ornithology.’
    • ‘This is a must-read for anyone interested in space travel since few other books describe it in such fascinating detail.’
    • ‘Let's face it, price-sensitive news and analysis is a must-read.’
    • ‘Overall, however, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in organizations and management in China.’
    • ‘We strongly urge you to buy this book - a must-read, if ever there was one - and so support a rare and precious voice of dissent in our society.’
    • ‘Not only did the book become a must-read for anyone interested in movies, but it spawned a film.’
    • ‘If you have a ravenous appetite for rock and jazz, this is a must-read.’
    • ‘If you consider yourself an enthusiast of space exploration this book is a must-read.’
    • ‘And it's a struggle to know which are the must-reads and which can be safely ignored.’
    • ‘A must-read for anybody interested in history or in militaria.’
    • ‘An outstanding contribution to children's literature, this hook is a must-read.’
    • ‘If you are remotely interested in astronomy, then this book is a must-read.’
    • ‘This is a must-read for anyone considering a golf trip with friends.’

Pronunciation:

must-read

/ˈməstrēd/