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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Tribune uses the tunnels to transport rolls of newsprint 1,400 feet from its warehouse on North Water Street to the printing plant in Tribune Tower. Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2022 Inventories of containerboard, the material that is folded into boxes, are ample and more manufacturing capacity is coming from mills being converted from making writing paper and newsprint. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2022 Lower advertising and marketing revenue and higher newsprint and other costs resulted in a third-quarter loss for the parent company of The Dallas Morning News. Dallas News, 26 Oct. 2022 Any newsstand or corner deli received copies in the evening, and the Sunday paper, back then, was immense, eight or so pounds of newsprint. Alice Markham-cantor, Curbed, 26 July 2022 Higher newsprint, services and distribution costs were offset by a $1.3 million reduction in employee costs. Dallas News, 8 Mar. 2022 The bingo was relaxing: the soft whirr of the balls in the air machine, the mild concentration of applying the ink dabber to the newsprint bingo card, the smell of cigarettes that wafted in from the entryway between games. Emily Witt, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 As a result, Next Digital couldn’t use its cash flow to pay for newsprint, web servers or journalists’ salaries, forcing it to close Apple Daily. L. Gordon Crovitz And Mark L. Clifford, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2022 Like Rosenberg, the great champion of Willem de Kooning’s paintings, Schjeldahl was similarly enthralled with the Dutch immigrant, treasuring a simple abstraction the artist brushed on newsprint. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 23 Oct. 2022 See More

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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 25 Mar. 2023.

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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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