tissue paper

noun

Definition of tissue paper 

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

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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 The pediatric guidelines are slightly different, but the tests typically include checking for a response after touching the patient’s eye with a piece of tissue paper, shining a light on the pupils, and irrigating the ears with ice water. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "At CHOP, two boys were diagnosed with brain death. Here's what that means," 24 May 2018 Norms and expectations that were once considered sacrosanct have dissolved like tissue paper, one after the other. David Roberts, Vox, "The choice for Never Trumpers is obvious, but not easy," 24 Apr. 2018 On Saturday, Kelsey Lu (pictured), started us off wearing a creation of multicolored tissue paper with an oversized black hat (very Valentino-inspired) with black feathers that blew in the wind. Caroline Griswold, Teen Vogue, "Form Festival Street Style: See All the Head-Turning Looks," 25 May 2018 Best of all, while real flowers inevitably droop and wilt (even with these strategies that make cut flowers last longer in a vase), your tissue paper tulips and paper roses never will. Kathleen Corlett, Good Housekeeping, "How To Make Paper Flowers That Are Even More Stunning Than The Real Thing," 31 Aug. 2017 Thank you @melisaduran for taking my info on that little tissue paper and handing it to @kquinnmac !! Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Patrick Starrr Invited a Former MAC Coworker to Star in His Latest Campaign," 27 Apr. 2018

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1777, in the meaning defined above

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tissue paper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tissue paper

: thin paper used especially for covering or wrapping something

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