news·​print ˈnüz-ˌprint How to pronounce newsprint (audio)
: paper made chiefly from groundwood pulp and used mostly for newspapers

Examples of newsprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shortly after my arrival in Chile in 1971, however, the government blocked El Mercurio’s access to newsprint. Jack Devine, Foreign Affairs, 18 June 2014 The chilling statistics, broadcast over the airwaves, published in newsprint and shared on the internet, vary depending on the news organization and its definition of a school shooting. Nigel Chiwaya, NBC News, 11 Jan. 2024 Overhead, the newsprint whips by in a blur, running through a succession of cylinders inked cyan, magenta, yellow and black, before converging into a central machine that folds and cuts it into individual papers. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2024 The case hinges on divergent interpretations of how law set in the era of newsprint and telegraphs should apply to social media, which has evolved into the dominant arena for American political debate. Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for newsprint 

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of newsprint was in 1909

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“Newsprint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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news·​print ˈn(y)üz-ˌprint How to pronounce newsprint (audio)
: paper made chiefly from wood pulp and used mostly for newspapers

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