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crepe paper

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noun
  1. thin paper densely wrinkled to resemble crepe, used for decorating, wrapping, etc.

Origin of crepe paper

First recorded in 1890–95
Also called crepe.
Related formscrepe-pa·per, adjective
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Examples from the Web for crepe paper

Historical Examples

  • Sit down here in the parlor and gaze at the crepe-paper oranges while I powder my nose and get into some street clothes.

    Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed

    Edna Ferber


British Dictionary definitions for crepe paper

crepe paper

noun
  1. thin crinkled coloured paper, resembling crepe and used for decorations
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