crepe paper


Definition of crepe paper

: paper with a crinkled or puckered texture

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In her telling, Alex’s hotel is decorated with crepe paper left over from half a dozen other macabre tales. Ron Charles Critic, Washington Post, "In Sadie Jones’s “The Snakes,” parents are more venomous than reptiles," 2 July 2019 These poppies, often made of fabric or crepe paper, symbolize more than a fundraising effort to support our country’s veterans. Elissa Sanci, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About the Symbolism Behind Memorial Day Poppies," 9 May 2019 As if this cake couldn't get anymore stunning, it's topped with DIY crepe paper birds and tissue paper flowers. Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "This Pink Ombré Cake Is the Most Delicious Way to Celebrate Mother's Day," 14 Apr. 2016 Her father, George, was a civil servant, and her mother, Elsie (Noble) Clarke, was a store manager who promoted its stationery by running workshops for women on how to make crepe paper flowers. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Doreen Simmons, Unlikely Voice of Sumo Wrestling, Dies at 85," 13 May 2018 Redbuds, my favorites, looked like someone had rolled sticky pipe cleaners in purple crepe paper. John Kelly, Washington Post, "In spring, a middle-aged man’s fancy turns to blossoms and batteries," 29 Apr. 2018 Like the giant crepe paper flowers in the umbrella stand by the front door, or the library, where an exploded floral print covers the table and giant butterflies adorn the ottoman. Celia Barbour, House Beautiful, "A Historical Pennsylvania Home Is Refined and Casual All at Once," 14 Mar. 2018 The materials: Primarily heavy Italian and German crepe papers. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Heartfelt gifts for V-day are Southern-made," 24 Jan. 2018 Not only were the receivers not comparable to those of 2014, but the offensive line was made of crepe paper. Bill Livingston,, "Ohio State Buckeyes will top Indiana Hoosiers in opener, 42-21: Bill Livingston (photos)," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of crepe paper

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crepe paper was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of crepe paper

: a type of colorful paper that has a wrinkled surface

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Kids Definition of crepe paper

: paper with a crinkled or puckered look and feel

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