blotting paper


: a spongy unsized paper for absorbing ink

Examples of blotting paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cons Some foundation transferred during the blotting paper test. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 The formula has excellent staying power and doesn’t transfer when using blotting papers. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 Due to the natural oils in the formula, there was some transfer on the blotting paper, which is to be expected. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 13 Apr. 2023 Dior Housed in a sleek little case, the Dior blotting papers come in a set of 100 branded with the iconic logo. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Feb. 2023 While the blotting papers and hand cream are self-explanatory—can’t be looking shiny or dry on the red carpet!—the Sublimage line of face and body cream is a luxe set of products worth diving deeper into. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2023 Next, remove most of the balm with blotting paper. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 May 2021 Each blotting paper drives home the open-air message and features a number of lightly watermarked H's artistically arranged to mimic plumes of a dandelion floating in the wind. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 19 Sep. 2022 The more water that soaked through the mattress protector and into the absorbent blotting paper below, the less waterproof the protector proved to be. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 24 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Blotting paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

blotting paper

: a spongy paper used to absorb wet ink
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