wrap·​ping ˈra-piŋ How to pronounce wrapping (audio)
: something used to wrap an object : wrapper

Examples of wrapping in a Sentence

She tore the wrapping off the present. Some of the mummy's wrappings had been removed.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wrapping was in the 14th century

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“Wrapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrapping. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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