news·​print | \ ˈnüz-ˌprint How to pronounce newsprint (audio) , ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsprint

: paper made chiefly from groundwood pulp and used mostly for newspapers

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Lipa, who received a birthday kiss on the cheek from Hadid as seen in a recent Instagram Story, wore a newsprint one piece while Hadid was still wearing his wetsuit halfway undone. Georgia Slater,, "One Kiss Is All It Takes: Dua Lipa and Anwar Hadid Pack on the PDA During Her Birthday Celebrations," 24 Aug. 2019 Vintage back-to-school ads: Get transported back to the days of bell bottoms and black-and-white newsprint as’s Joey Morona shares 50 back-to-school ads sure to take you back to your childhood. Cliff Pinckard,, "Free Wi-Fi now available at RTA stations: The Wake Up for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019," 14 Aug. 2019 Its wisp of a body appeared to defy gravity, poised upside down on a white slant of newsprint, its back legs bent like reverse elbows, as the other four legs danced and the feelers explored for something to sustain it. David Rabe, The New Yorker, "Uncle Jim Called," 1 July 2019 The government customs office has held up La Prensa’s imports of newsprint and ink since October, according to its editors. Mary Beth Sheridan, Washington Post, "Nicaragua’s Ortega is strangling La Prensa, one of Latin America’s most storied newspapers," 4 Aug. 2019 Still, the United States is gradually changing, as paper companies have converted old newsprint mills into recycling facilities. Lydia Depillis, CNN, "Amazon's incredible, vanishing cardboard box," 16 July 2019 Indeed, the smells and smears of newsprint are in decline. Tali Arbel,, "Want a paper with your Starbucks coffee? Bring your own," 12 July 2019 Indeed, the smells and smears of newsprint are in decline. CBS News, "Starbucks to stop selling newspapers: Bring your own NYT or WSJ," 12 July 2019 But while the former has proved stubbornly resilient, the latter has crumbled like old newsprint. Gary Abernathy, The Denver Post, "Commentary: Good journalism is gasping for air," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of newsprint

1909, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of newsprint

: the thin paper that is used for newspapers

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