papery

adjective
pa·​pery | \ ˈpā-p(ə-)rē How to pronounce papery (audio) \

Definition of papery

: resembling paper in thinness or consistency papery leaves papery silk

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Other Words from papery

paperiness noun

Examples of papery in a Sentence

a berry with papery skin the papery wing of a moth
Recent Examples on the Web Unlike many other brands, which rely on ultra-thin and somewhat papery fabrics to maintain a fast dry, OV managed to create a lightweight, breathable fabric that’s also incredibly soft. Braelyn Wood, Health.com, "This Jennifer Aniston-Approved Brand Makes Activewear So Soft, I Never Want to Take It Off," 14 Apr. 2020 Avoid like a pit viper any mushy ones, and make sure the papery husk looks at least somewhat fresh and greenish, not all brown and wrinkly like my Uncle Sid before the face-lift. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 Avoid like a pit viper any mushy ones, and make sure the papery husk looks at least somewhat fresh and greenish, not all brown and wrinkly like my Uncle Sid before the face-lift. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 Avoid like a pit viper any mushy ones, and make sure the papery husk looks at least somewhat fresh and greenish, not all brown and wrinkly like my Uncle Sid before the face-lift. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 Avoid like a pit viper any mushy ones, and make sure the papery husk looks at least somewhat fresh and greenish, not all brown and wrinkly like my Uncle Sid before the face-lift. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 Avoid like a pit viper any mushy ones, and make sure the papery husk looks at least somewhat fresh and greenish, not all brown and wrinkly like my Uncle Sid before the face-lift. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 Avoid like a pit viper any mushy ones, and make sure the papery husk looks at least somewhat fresh and greenish, not all brown and wrinkly like my Uncle Sid before the face-lift. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 Avoid like a pit viper any mushy ones, and make sure the papery husk looks at least somewhat fresh and greenish, not all brown and wrinkly like my Uncle Sid before the face-lift. James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of papery

1602, in the meaning defined above

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“Papery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/papery. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for papery

papery

adjective
How to pronounce papery (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of papery

: very thin or dry like paper

papery

adjective
pa·​pery | \ ˈpā-pə-rē How to pronounce papery (audio) \

Kids Definition of papery

: very thin or dry

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