crepe paper


Definition of crepe paper

: paper with a crinkled or puckered texture

Examples of crepe paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Intricate crepe paper cutouts represent the wind and fragility, and are used as decorations for festive occasions throughout the year. Kori Rumore,, "How Day of the Dead is celebrated (explained in English and Spanish)," 29 Sep. 2020 Make your own Independence Day crackers with toilet paper tubes and crepe paper, then fill them with Biodegradable Confetti, ($4, Etsy) and small red, white, and blue candies. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Festive Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July That Are Safer Than DIY Fireworks," 22 June 2020 Give the kids crepe paper, balloons and art supplies to decorate their bikes. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Running out of things to do with your kids? Here are 100 ideas for this summer.," 22 May 2020 Next-door neighbors Brian Juergens and Andy Swist, who agreed via text message to be witnesses, hung lavender and pastel green crepe paper balls from the ceiling of their own porch. New York Times, "Plan B: a Front Porch Wedding," 3 Apr. 2020 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

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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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2 Oct 2020

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“Crepe paper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for crepe paper

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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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