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

Definition of newsprint

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

Examples of newsprint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s even a Sober Canal: newsprint that seems to spend its pages trying to tamp down the recklessness that Gutes and Banse inspire. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 9 Sep. 2021 And Last: In one of the time capsules were newsprint collections of jokes (?), seemingly to appease a minor goddess of some sort to win worthless junk. Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2021 But today, the pandemic, shortages of newsprint and fuel, and far fewer classified ads have reduced the newspaper in the state of Táchira to less than 15 pages and only four editions a week. The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Aug. 2021 And over time, the smell of the newsprint became like coffee to me. J.l. Kirven, The Courier-Journal, 26 July 2021 That means the book is in near-mint condition, despite being nearly 60 years old and printed on newsprint that was never meant to last. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 9 July 2021 But these honors from the Indian government consumed far less newsprint than the decision by the Pakistani government, in 1998, to confer on him its highest civilian honor, the Nishan-e-Imtiaz. New York Times, 6 July 2021 State media have echoed Mr. Xi’s messaging while saturating airwaves and newsprint with pro-party publicity. Keith Zhai, WSJ, 1 July 2021 Lenin understood this more than a century ago, recommending that Communists control newsprint and advertising to bring the press to heel. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of newsprint

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsprint was in 1909

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15 Oct 2021

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“Newsprint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of newsprint

: the thin paper that is used for newspapers

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