papery

adjective pa·pery \ ˈpā-p(ə-)rē \

Definition of papery

:resembling paper in thinness or consistency
  • papery leaves
  • papery silk

paperiness

noun

Examples of papery in a Sentence

  1. a berry with papery skin

  2. the papery wing of a moth

Recent Examples of papery from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'papery.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of papery

1602


PAPERY Defined for English Language Learners

papery

adjective

Definition of papery for English Language Learners

  • : very thin or dry like paper


PAPERY Defined for Kids

papery

adjective pa·pery \ ˈpā-pə-rē \

Definition of papery for Students

:very thin or dry

Learn More about papery


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up papery? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!