dry·​wall ˈdrī-ˌwȯl How to pronounce drywall (audio)
: a board made of several plies of fiberboard, paper, or felt bonded to a hardened gypsum plaster core and used especially as wallboard

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The drill is ideal for installing thin fasteners into drywall without punching through the surface or for drilling into plywood, thanks to its good balance of sensitivity and power. Gabriel Morgan, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Jan. 2023 Our testers start by painting sections of pre-primed drywall to assess ease of application, as pictured. Nikolas Greenwald, Good Housekeeping, 24 Jan. 2023 That includes exposing a massive fireplace that was behind drywall on the building's west side and reinstalling wooden beams at the ceiling. Journal Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2023 Work crews had removed everything touched by the carnage: tiles, carpet, drywall. Elizabeth Williamson, New York Times, 14 Dec. 2022 The drywall has been sanded and the painter has started priming the walls, according to information provided in an email from Jennifer Black, director of marketing and public relations, Lorain Public Library System. cleveland, 6 Nov. 2022 Moormann said the drywall has molded and there have been high amounts of asbestos found through the block-long property. Cincinnati Enquirer, The Enquirer, 22 Sep. 2022 The sprinkler system was cheaper that way, because lines could be run without drywall already in place. Bill Jones, Chicago Tribune, 25 Aug. 2022 Don’t stand near a wall if your local gamer is irate; the next most broken, even ahead of a TV/monitor (6.6%), is the household drywall at 15.8%. Eric Griffith, PCMAG, 22 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of drywall was in 1950

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“Drywall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drywall. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


dry·​wall ˈdrī-ˌwȯl How to pronounce drywall (audio)
: a board made of layers of fiberboard, paper, or felt bonded to a plaster core
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