wrap·​ping | \ ˈra-piŋ How to pronounce wrapping (audio) \

Definition of wrapping

: 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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Each bite is outrageously juicy, but the fillings never spill out thanks to some expert wrapping in markook bread. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "From shawarma to falafel, where to find the best Middle Eastern sandwiches in Chicagoland," 16 Aug. 2019 While most of a cigarette’s innards and paper wrapping disintegrate when smoked, not everything gets burned. National Geographic, "Cigarette butts are toxic plastic pollution. Should they be banned?," 9 Aug. 2019 Body of Light is touring now in the U.S. and Europe, wrapping in Ravenna, Italy, on Nov. 2. Gordon Murray, Billboard, "Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: DJ Regard, Jess Glynne & Jax Jones, Body of Light," 8 Aug. 2019 Pipe buttercream back and forth over each cupcake to resemble a mummy's wrapping. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mummy Cupcakes," 2 Aug. 2019 Food wrappings were found littered in the rear of the trucks, signaling to police the trucks were used to transport people, per the release. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Police: Increase in Liberty County area truck thefts linked to human trafficking, smuggling activity," 25 June 2019 These palms suffer little to no freeze damage in much of the country and rarely, if ever, need wrapping. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Want to grow palm trees? These choices actually tolerate cold and shade," 26 Aug. 2019 After recently wrapping The Big Bang Theory, Johnny Galecki is hoping to revive another one of his favorite sitcom characters. Rachel Yang, EW.com, "Big Bang Theory's Johnny Galecki teases return to 'The Conners' in season 2," 26 Aug. 2019 For the day, Aguilar performs at least 60 leg wrappings for the various treatments. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Day in the life of a groom on the Del Mar backstretch," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of wrapping

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wrapping

: a thin piece of paper, plastic, fabric, etc., that covers or surrounds something to protect it


wrap·​ping | \ ˈra-piŋ\

Kids Definition of wrapping

: something used to wrap something else : wrapper

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