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 Each bit of plant material should be spread out carefully and sandwiched between layers of nonglossy blotting paper and sheets of cardboard. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Press Flowers," 11 Aug. 2020 Miss Green handed the blotting paper and directory to the police and gave them a name: George Macdonnell. Paul Brown, Longreads, "How Four Americans Robbed the Bank of England," 10 Aug. 2020 There's a lip balm, lip scrub, blotting paper, and setting spray all available now—but the mogul isn't stopping there. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rihanna is Officially Launching Fenty Skin—Here's What We Know," 31 Mar. 2020 Lanoux recommends keeping blotting papers in your beach bag to control the shine. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "The Beach Makeup Ideas & Tips That Celebrity Makeup Artists Swear By," 19 June 2019 To eliminate unsightly shine in seconds, nothing beats blotting papers. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "13 Pro Secrets to Sweat-Proofing Your Summer Makeup," 26 May 2016 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

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First Known Use of blotting paper

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Blotting paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blotting%20paper. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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

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