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wallpaper

[ wawl-pey-per ]
/ ˈwɔlˌpeɪ pər /
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noun
paper, usually with printed decorative patterns in color, for pasting on and covering the walls or ceilings of rooms, hallways, etc.
any fabric, foil, vinyl material, etc., used as a wall or ceiling covering.
Computers. a design or picture in the background of the primary display screen of a graphical user interface: Personalize your tablet by changing the wallpaper.
verb (used with object)
to put wallpaper on (a wall, ceiling, etc.) or to furnish (a room, house, etc.) with wallpaper.
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Origin of wallpaper

First recorded in 1820–30; wall + paper
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British Dictionary definitions for wallpaper

wallpaper
/ (ˈwɔːlˌpeɪpə) /

noun
paper usually printed or embossed with designs for pasting onto walls and ceilings
  1. something pleasant but bland which serves as an unobtrusive background
  2. (as modifier)wallpaper music
computing a graphics file that can be displayed in certain applications behind or around the main dialogue boxes, working display areas, etc, for decoration
verb
to cover (a surface) with wallpaper
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