tissue paper


Definition of tissue paper

: a thin gauzy paper used especially for protecting something (as by covering or wrapping)

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Not cheap, but who knew tissue paper and charms could cause so much joy? Sally Singer, Vogue, "10 Holiday Gifts That Dazzle, Then Largely Disappear," 29 Nov. 2018 With a bed sheet stuffed with tissue paper and gathered around my neck and a nylon stocking pulled over my face I was totally set to either make people cry or rob a bank. Redbook, "The Last-Minute Halloween Costume Panic," 26 Oct. 2011 As if this cake couldn't get anymore stunning, it's topped with DIY crepe paper birds and tissue paper flowers. Marlisse Cepeda, Woman's Day, "This Pink Ombré Cake Is the Most Delicious Way to Celebrate Mother's Day," 14 Apr. 2016 At Honolulu’s Halekulani Hotel, jacket sleeves are stuffed with tissue paper to minimize wrinkling in transit. Jessica Flint, WSJ, "The Seattle Hotel Playbook," 3 Dec. 2018 In each box are three pieces of clothing and one accessory, wrapped in gold tissue paper. Elizabeth Wellington, Philly.com, "'And We Evolve': The Philly business designed to help fashionistas shop conscientiously | Elizabeth Wellington," 23 May 2018 Did the fragility of tissue paper require copious trial and error? Jacoba Urist, Smithsonian, "Maya Freelon’s Immersive and Interactive Sculptures Bring Tissue Paper to Life," 21 June 2018 World Relief Atlanta: Vehicles; couches; kitchen tables and chairs; coffee tables; dressers; dinnerware; blankets; sponges. cleanser; toothpaste and tissue paper. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "How to help refugees around Atlanta and beyond," 20 June 2018 White Cloud tissue paper, White Rain hair rinse, White Tornado floor wax. Alex Fitzpatrick, Time, "Trump Says He Might Pardon Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali. What Did Ali Do?," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of tissue paper

1777, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of tissue paper

: thin paper used especially for covering or wrapping something

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