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tissue paper

noun

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


tissue paper

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tissue paper1

First recorded in 1770–80

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Example Sentences

Gently dab the residual H2O with an absorbent cloth or tissue paper and start again.

They put shredded tissue paper over the top of the soil that’s packed around the plant, and this makeshift mulch secures the plant in the pot while holding in moisture.

Traveling at nearly the speed of light, they can tear through metal like it’s tissue paper.

But instead of frilly unmentionables under the tissue paper, there were pages and pages of printed-out signatures and comments.

Melanie pushed the tissue paper aside and gazed adoringly at the Dior bag she had splurged on for her 37th birthday.

I cut a pattern out of tissue paper that rustled and crinkled like an autumn leaf.

I briefly debated using regular tissue paper but decided against it.

There are certain things that Martha loves—namely, her Brother P-Touch labelmaker, clear containers, and acid-free tissue paper.

A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.

One of the lumps in her ball proved to be caused by something rolled in tissue paper.

He removed the lid of the band-box and pulled out two parcels wrapped in a pile of tissue-paper.

So she took sheets of different colored tissue-paper, cut dresses, and fitted them nicely on her dolls.

Then each lemon is wiped dry and clean, wrapped separately in tissue-paper, and packed for shipment.

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