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.
Recent Examples on the Web Nearly a year after Walser wrote her essay, another young doctor in London named Millie, tweeted a picture of PELIspec wrapping, a manufacturer of vaginal speculums. Sophia Smith Galer, refinery29.com, 13 Apr. 2022 At the time, Noble worked at Frances, the longtime central Phoenix boutique known for its unique selection of gifts, clothing and décor and head-turning gift-wrapping. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 10 Dec. 2021 To carve out quality time in the midst of the holiday bustle, food editor Emily Teel hosts a low-key weeknight of gift wrapping with friends and a hands-off dinner. Emily Teel, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Dec. 2021 The trees have apparently been wrapped all the way around and up about 10 feet, though photographs released by the National Park Service show only part of the wrapping. Michael Cabanatuan, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2021 Thick metal pins poked out of a white gauze wrapping around Gulzada Osman’s right leg. Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2021 Archaeologists have digitally reunited two fragments of a 2,300-year-old linen mummy wrapping covered in hieroglyphics from the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 July 2021 The texture of the wrapping, the color of the bows, the scent of the material, etc. Melody Avecilla, Forbes, 7 June 2021 The last video on Kristen's Instagram Story showed a clip of Jimmy helping Beau tear off the wrapping on another gift. PEOPLE.com, 25 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wrapping

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wrapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrapping. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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wrap·​ping | \ ˈra-piŋ \

Kids Definition of wrapping

: something used to wrap something else : wrapper


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