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 True bulbs are underground storage structures that have fleshy layers and a papery outer layer like an onion. Marty Ross, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Feb. 2021 Remove the papery outer layers of the garlic bulb and slice off the top 1/2 inch to expose the tops of the individual cloves. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, 28 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 1 Aug. 2021.

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More Definitions for papery

papery

adjective

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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