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 First, a layer of damp tissue paper was applied to the bones to prevent the plaster from sticking to them. Hans-dieter Sues, Smithsonian, "How to Discover Dinosaurs," 3 Sep. 2019 They were named after the thin paper they were typed on (carta velina is Italian for tissue paper), which was used to facilitate the ease of making many carbon copies as fast as possible. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Fake news has been enabling fascism for a whole century," 15 Aug. 2019 Before things were fully underway, volunteers passed out bottled water, tissue paper and Bibles. Dallas News, "Abbott decries racism as thousands grieve, celebrate the lives of 22 people killed in El Paso massacre," 14 Aug. 2019 It was given to him in a Mickey Mouse gift bag with tissue paper and a smile. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Sanitation worker in Oklahoma gives toy recycling truck to boy who regularly greets him outside," 6 Aug. 2019 Girls in low-middle-income countries report using materials like cloths, cotton wool, tissue paper or disposable pads to manage their periods, the study said. Nina Avramova, CNN, "There's an effective, environmentally friendly option for people with periods, and few know about it, research says," 16 July 2019 And my dirty laundry was folded with Marie Kondo-like precision, the underwear neatly wrapped in tissue paper. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Tide wants to do your laundry for you — so I let them do mine," 19 July 2019 Rand Paul presented tissue paper avoidance of the $1.5 trillion tax cut that added hundreds of billions of dollars to our deficit. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Jon Stewart Calls Rand Paul's Refusal to Back 9/11 Victim Funding an 'Abomination'," 18 July 2019 The bees will consist of water bottles for the body, pieces of screen for the wings, tissue paper throughout, googly eyes on the bottlecap, and yellow and black tape to outline the body. Allison Wood, cleveland.com, "Here’s the buzz on how crafting a bee can help hungry children in Medina County," 2 July 2019

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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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