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cardboard

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noun card·board \ ˈkärd-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of cardboard

:a material made from cellulose fiber (such as wood pulp) like paper but usually thicker

cardboardy

play \-ˌbȯr-dē\ adjective

Examples of cardboard in a Sentence

  1. Cover the windows with cardboard.

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First Known Use of cardboard

1831


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cardboard

adjective

Definition of cardboard

1 :made of or as if of cardboard
2 :unreal, stereotyped
  • a play with cardboard characters

Examples of cardboard in a Sentence

  1. The play had cardboard characters.

First Known Use of cardboard

1852


CARDBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

cardboard

play
noun

Definition of cardboard for English Language Learners

  • : a stiff and thick kind of paper that is used especially for making boxes


cardboard

adjective

Definition of cardboard for English Language Learners

  • : made out of cardboard

  • : not acting or seeming real : having an obviously false or fake quality


CARDBOARD Defined for Kids

cardboard

play
noun card·board \ ˈkärd-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of cardboard for Students

:a stiff thick kind of paper used especially to make boxes


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