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tissue paper

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

First recorded in 1770–80
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Historical Examples of tissue paper

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

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


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


    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

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