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notepaper

[noht-pey-per] /ˈnoʊtˌpeɪ pər/
noun
1.
writing paper, especially that used in writing notes or personal correspondence and usually less than 8½ × 11 inches (21.6 × 27.9 cm) in size.
Origin of notepaper
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; note + paper
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  • He sat down at the writing-table and spread a sheet of notepaper in front of him.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • Cast your eyes on the address at the head of this notepaper.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • And there's notepaper and envelopes and stamps, just the same as in London.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • Foyle was thinking of the finger-prints he had found on that notepaper.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • Within were two plain sheets of notepaper and a postal order.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • He held the sheet of notepaper a little away from him and looked at it critically.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Keep your heels to the ground while I fetch a sheet of notepaper.

  • Besides, you see, she stops in the middle of a sheet of notepaper.

    Peter and Jane

    S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
  • Never mind, he can draw fairies on the notepaper we sent him.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl Angela Brazil
  • She gave him the sheet of notepaper she was carrying in her left hand.

British Dictionary definitions for notepaper

notepaper

/ˈnəʊtˌpeɪpə/
noun
1.
paper for writing letters; writing paper
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