blotting paper

noun

Definition of blotting paper

: a spongy unsized paper for absorbing ink

Examples of blotting paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Sweat and oil can cause makeup to slip off, so stash blotting papers in your prom-night clutch for touch-ups. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 Some blotting paper or powder takes that right away, though. Devon Abelman, Allure, "The Best Drugstore Foundations for Combination Skin According to Reddit," 25 Aug. 2018 Sweat and oil can cause makeup to slip off, so stash blotting papers in your prom-night clutch for touch-ups. Seventeen.com Editors, Seventeen, "50 Life-Changing Prom Beauty Tips You Haven't Heard Before," 19 Dec. 2018 The formula includes flaxseed oil, which allegedly absorbs sebum with the strength of a thousand oil blotting papers, while tea tree oil supposedly tightens pores. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "This Primer Will Refine Pores and Provide Free Museum Tours to Kids," 24 May 2018 Commenters are also getting creative with on-theme products, like blotting papers or an eyeliner shaped like a vape pen. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Milk Makeup Is Extending Its CBD-Infused Kush Collection With a Mysterious New Product," 18 June 2018 If blotting papers came in liquid form, this foundation would be it. Kara Wahlgren, Seventeen, "7 Best Drugstore Foundations For Oily Skin," 21 Feb. 2018 The blotting papers roll out like aluminum foil from a tube that could be mistaken for a lipstick…purposefully. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "We Tried Every Fenty Beauty Product—Here's What You Need To Know," 7 Sep. 2017 Blot, Then Set First, sop up excess oil with blotting papers. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Ways to Make Your Foundation Look Like a Second Skin," 12 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'blotting paper.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of blotting paper

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about blotting paper

Share blotting paper

Statistics for blotting paper

Last Updated

20 Jan 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for blotting paper

The first known use of blotting paper was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for blotting paper

blotting paper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blotting paper

: a soft, thick paper used to dry wet ink

blotting paper

noun
blot·​ting paper | \ ˈblä-tiŋ-\

Kids Definition of blotting paper

: a soft spongy paper used to absorb wet ink

More from Merriam-Webster on blotting paper

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with blotting paper

Comments on blotting paper

What made you want to look up blotting paper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

important, real, or meaningful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Homophone Quiz

  • three-bears-two-of-them-look-like-theyre-whispering-to-a-third-bear-who-looks-chuffed-to-be-the-center-of-attention
  • In order to judge how people felt, the senator's office hired a firm to take a ______.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!