Related formspa·per·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for papery
What he calls a “papery palace of stories” sustains identity and ties Mufti to place.
He took out his clasp knife, and after stripping off the papery outer shell, cut the onion into thick dewy slices.Great Possessions|David Grayson
The papery egg-cases of the periwinkle remind one of a beautiful necklace.
He hoisted Davey up by his dry, papery armpits and sat him in the seat.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow