car·​bon·​less ˈkär-bən-ləs How to pronounce carbonless (audio)
: being without carbon
: being or composed of paper that makes multiple copies without intervening layers of carbon paper
carbonless forms

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In the packet were two sheets of carbonless copy paper that, unbeknown to participants, created an imprint of their writing. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 28 July 2014 Herds of beef cattle grazed placidly beneath swooping turbines tilting at a carbonless future. David Montgomery, Washington Post, 7 Oct. 2021 The process was invented at 3M in 1965, after a chemist at the company developed a carbonless copy paper that used the technology, according to the website Mental Floss. Nestor Ramos,, 5 June 2018 PCBs had many uses in manufacturing, including the production of carbonless paper manufactured between 1954 and 1971. Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of carbonless was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Carbonless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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