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 Fold a piece of construction paper in half and fold again. Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2021 On the wall at Westminster Neighborhood Services hangs a cartoon tree with construction paper leaves. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, 29 Nov. 2021 Today’s Thanksgiving – with school kids’ construction paper turkeys and narrative of camaraderie and cooperation between the colonists and Indigenous Americans – obscures the more tragic legacy of the early 17th century. oregonlive, 25 Nov. 2021 Willson Atene remembers making feather headdresses out of construction paper at his school in San Juan County. The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Nov. 2021 One of her earliest memories is gluing together a Nutcracker soldier hat out of black construction paper for a Christmas pageant. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, 22 Nov. 2021 Get some colored construction paper and cut out a bunch of different colored rectangles. Jackson Weimer, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 And Joe’s mind wanders to a deeply boring fantasy where Marienne is literally wearing a white dress under the library’s construction paper butterfly tree. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, 17 Oct. 2021 The Puddin’ Pop Feels like: Your brain is a gelatinous substance held together by a skull made of dollar-store construction paper. Erica Lies, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2021

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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 Dec 2021

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“Construction paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of construction paper

: 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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