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tissue paper

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noun
  1. a very thin, almost transparent paper used for wrapping delicate articles, covering illustrations in books, copying letters, etc.

Origin of tissue paper

First recorded in 1770–80
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Examples from the Web for tissue paper

Historical Examples

  • Anybody could take a tissue-paper boat to Itasca after 1872.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880

    Various

  • There was a suspicious crackling of tissue-paper in his pocket.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott

  • A little girl named Sadie wondered if tissue-paper was fair.

    Emmy Lou

    George Madden Martin

  • A perfume which he recognized arose from it as she lifted a fold of tissue-paper.

  • Tearing away the tissue-paper, she gazed with delight at the coveted stockings.


British Dictionary definitions for tissue paper

tissue paper

noun
  1. very thin soft delicate paper used to wrap breakable goods, as decoration, etc
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