construction paper


Definition of construction paper

: a thick groundwood paper available in many colors and used especially for school artwork

Examples of construction paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wayne said that one night, Preston Wheeler, the station’s captain, directed the firemen to cut three-foot-high letters out of black construction paper. John Kelly, Washington Post, "We celebrate Halloween. But old-timers remember Beggar’s Night on Oct. 30.," 30 Oct. 2019 Also use a small flashlight and attach a red piece of cloth or red construction paper over the lens of the flashlight. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, "Mike Lynch: Awesome autumn stargazing," 29 Sep. 2019 To make banner: A banner beckons little ghouls to help themselves to a treat. Recycled newspaper and black construction paper cut with pinking shears makes a clever background for the slick silver scrapbook letters. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Take a Treat," 9 Sep. 2019 Hanging from it now are pastel eggs and red hearts cut from construction paper that mark Easter and Valentine's Day. Mark Curnutte,, "4 addresses in 4 months: This is what poverty looks like for this Cincinnati family," 10 July 2019 Staffers have put together a lending library, complete with a handwritten inventory and checkout system on colored construction paper. Victoria Mcgrane,, "Running a presidential campaign by the books," 19 Aug. 2019 Each was handwritten on a piece of green construction paper in the shape of a leaf. Elaine Ayala,, "A temporary migrant shelter was uncommonly temporary," 25 July 2019 Among the supplies requested are backpacks (transparent or mesh), colored pencils, construction paper, copy paper, crayons, filler paper, markers, pencils, pencil pouches, pens, rulers and scissors. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Westchase group hosting back-to-school supply drive," 1 July 2019 At the heart of the exhibit is a field of colorful paper flowers sloping down a staircase, each fashioned from a special sort of construction paper that contains seeds and will eventually be planted and watered to yield wildflowers. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "These Engaging, Immersive Works Erase the Line Between Art and Audience," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of construction paper

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of construction paper was in 1902

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24 Nov 2019

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“Construction paper.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of construction paper

US : a kind of thick paper that comes in many colors and is used especially by children in school to create art

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Kids Definition of construction paper

: a thick paper available in many colors for school art work

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