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 This costume pairs white and red poster board and orange tissue paper for a look your space-loving toddler will adore. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 30 July 2023 In the clip, empty boxes and tissue paper can be seen scattered around the living area. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 8 Jan. 2024 The extra pocket on the front is the perfect spot to store gift bags and tissue paper. Addie Morton, Southern Living, 18 Dec. 2023 Wash your mother’s clothes one last time and put them away— like wrapping a scoop of snow in tissue paper. Carolyn Forché, The Atlantic, 24 Mar. 2024 The tape was found next to a piece of tissue paper containing fecal matter – and a fingerprint that forensic analysts said belonged to Fleetwood. The Enquirer, 21 Mar. 2024 Then fringe the ends by cutting many thing slits and add tissue paper pom-poms to resemble a firework display. Kit Selzer, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Mar. 2024 Later in the lab, the researchers put the samples in a piece of tissue paper within a closed funnel filled with some water. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 8 Mar. 2024 Wrap them in acid-free tissue paper to protect the garments. Abby Ferguson, Popular Science, 28 Feb. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'tissue paper.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1777, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tissue paper was in 1777

Dictionary Entries Near tissue paper

Cite this Entry

“Tissue paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tissue%20paper. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

tissue paper

: a thin paper used especially to wrap delicate articles
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!