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 Authorities blocked imports of newsprint for the country’s leading daily, La Prensa, for 18 months. Washington Post, "Nicaragua introduces legislation to clamp down on foreign, national media," 4 Oct. 2020 Greeley used Bennett’s editorial showmanship as a foil to create his own journalistic persona—setting himself up as a newsprint version of a stock folk figure of the day: the wise country Yankee sizing up a world in flux. James M. Lundberg, Smithsonian Magazine, "How Horace Greeley Turned Newspapers Legitimate and Saved the Media From Itself," 6 Mar. 2020 Terzotis, publisher at the Times Picayune/New Orleans Advocate, cut back on newsprint, furloughed 40 of 400 employees across the chain’s three daily and 16 weekly newspapers, and asked remaining employees to take a temporary 20% pay cut. Jessica Guynn And Michael Braga, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus' next casualty: The nation's biggest story could devastate news industry," 30 Mar. 2020 Then simply place a thick layer of newsprint or flattened cardboard over freshly weeded soil or turf mowed or weed-whacked to stubble. Margaret Roach, New York Times, "The Easier Way to Make a Garden Bed," 24 Apr. 2020 On Friday, authorities released the newsprint without explanation. Ismael Lòpez, Washington Post, "Nicaragua lifts newsprint ban on embattled La Prensa newspaper," 8 Feb. 2020 What began as a 193-page course booklet on stapled newsprint sold, in the Simon & Schuster version, at least 4.5 million copies worldwide. Anita Gates, New York Times, "Alice Mayhew, Who Edited a Who’s Who of Writers, Dies at 87," 4 Feb. 2020 What began as a 193-page course booklet on stapled newsprint sold, in the Simon & Schuster version, at least 4.5 million copies worldwide. Anita Gates,, "Alice Mayhew, editor of a who’s who of writers, 87," 4 Feb. 2020 Two months before the 1929 stock market crash, its publisher, sensing danger, sold his NYSE holdings at a huge profit, amassing the cash to expand operations during the Depression by taking advantage of cheap newsprint. Charlotteobserver Administrator, charlotteobserver, "About us," 6 Feb. 2015

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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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14 Oct 2020

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“Newsprint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of newsprint

: the thin paper that is used for newspapers

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