tissue paper


Definition of tissue paper

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

Examples of tissue paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The overall quality of the tissue paper should be a major decision factor, because an inferior product can cause a lot of discomfort later. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, "The best facial tissue," 19 Dec. 2020 The girls enjoy opening Meri Meri Nutcracker-theme crackers to find colorful tissue paper crowns meant to symbolize those worn by the Three Kings. oregonlive, "Holiday House 2020: Tradition reigns at a Portland Heights cottage with timeless style," 27 Nov. 2020 For a long time, my family just tossed our ornaments in a plastic bin with a bit of tissue paper and called it a day. Whitson Gordon, Popular Science, "The best ways to store your holiday decorations so your future self doesn’t hate you," 28 Dec. 2020 Another option is an upright bin for rolls of wrapping and a separate bin for items such as bags, ribbon and tissue paper. Washington Post, "Use this stuck-at-home holiday to finally get those decorations under control," 22 Dec. 2020 In one photo, a smirking Hudson playfully poses with a piece of green tissue paper. Danielle Harling, House Beautiful, "Ant Anstead Spends Time with Son Hudson for Thanksgiving, Following Split from Christina Anstead," 28 Nov. 2020 For a recent experiment, students used the scientific method to test various paper products, such as paper towels, notebook paper, and tissue paper. Maria Shine Stewart, cleveland, "Problem solving is afoot in our Hillcrest area: Sun Messages," 9 Nov. 2020 Each bottle was wrapped in tissue paper and straw and bundled in a package of six, said Drummond. Kelsie Smith, CNN, "Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home," 25 Nov. 2020 If your botanicals have the consistency of tissue paper and feel dry, carefully pull and stretch the bottom liner to unstick them. Alexa Brazilian, New York Times, "Separated by Distance? Send Pressed Flowers," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of tissue paper

1777, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tissue paper was in 1777

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20 Jan 2021

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“Tissue paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tissue%20paper. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tissue paper

: thin paper used especially for covering or wrapping something

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