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crepe paper

thin paper densely wrinkled to resemble crepe, used for decorating, wrapping, etc.
Also called crepe.
Origin of crepe paper
First recorded in 1890-95
Related forms
crepe-paper, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In fact, she had the lilies of the field lookin' like crepe paper imitations.

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • crepe paper of various hues is provided for the costumes, and black thread for the queues.

    Suppers Paul Pierce
  • We manage with the aid of tinfoil, crepe paper and odds and ends of our personal wardrobe to make quite a decent showing.

    Camping Alexandra G. Lockwine
  • The pencil may be made quite attractive by covering it with a strip of crepe paper in some bright color.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • It was decorated with morning glories made of crepe paper, in different colors.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • It was Mollie who advised regarding the purchase of ribbon and crepe paper.

  • Black and yellow cheese cloth or crepe paper makes very effective and inexpensive decorations.

    Games For All Occasions Mary E. Blain
  • What matter that the crepe paper was not cut very evenly, or that the paste showed through in several places?

    Mary's Rainbow

    Mary Edward Feehan
  • The cake booths were attractively decorated with crepe paper and flags.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • An electric fan above him that keeps the buttermilk "pure" and flies the American flag in crepe paper.

British Dictionary definitions for crepe paper

crepe paper

thin crinkled coloured paper, resembling crepe and used for decorations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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