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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More recently, the French house Balenciaga sold tops emblazoned with its own mock newsprint. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Next Great Fashion Trend Is…Newspapers?," 17 Aug. 2018 The 25-cent newsprint-periodical at its peak had a circulation close to five million, and its newsstand sales exceeded those of Life, Time and the Saturday Evening Post. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "‘Confidential Confidential’ Review: All the Sleaze Fit to Print," 25 Oct. 2018 Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of Florida’s largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times, wrote in a recent editorial that the tariffs would add $35 million per year to the paper’s newsprint expenses if they are made permanent. Damian J. Troise, The Seattle Times, "Newspapers endure more cuts, hope for brighter future online," 24 July 2018 Nearly half the newspapers surveyed by the Illinois Press Association had reduced their page counts in early May because of the newsprint tariffs. Jackie Spinner,, "Trump's trade war threatens the U.S. newspaper industry: 'This is insane'," 25 June 2018 This included billing personal expenses such as silk sheets, massages, and scalp treatments to his newsprint companies. Jacob Bernstein, New York Times, "The Great Interview Magazine Caper," 16 June 2018 Hill, a member of the L.A. arts scene of the 1970s, puts together materials such as fabric, paper, newsprint and thread to create collaged, abstract works that ride the dividing line between painting and textile. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: Baskets inspired by math, iconic Los Angeles images and photos of people getting expressive," 24 May 2018 Trump has imposed tariffs on Canadian lumber and paper, raising the cost of newsprint for American newspapers. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trump's global trade war expected to inflict economic causalities in Wisconsin and across nation," 10 July 2018 Among the products affected were steel, aluminum and newsprint. Corilyn Shropshire,, "Rough week for Illinois businesses as more tariffs loom," 2 July 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of newsprint

: the thin paper that is used for newspapers

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