writing paper


: paper that is usually finished with a smooth surface and sized and that can be written on with ink

Examples of writing paper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Students in the program often face obstacles unfamiliar to students who aren’t incarcerated — such as writing papers by hand, having no access to the internet, and having designated time restrictions that make reading and studying more difficult. Sean Stetson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Aug. 2023 Grab that letter-writing paper, friends! Ruth Kinane, EW.com, 23 July 2021 Alexander Yefimovich fulfilled his promise: the little porcelain box, filled with little white pills, now sat on the desk next to a stack of writing paper, envelopes, and outdated subway tickets. Lyudmila Ulitskaya, The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2023 Inventories of containerboard, the material that is folded into boxes, are ample and more manufacturing capacity is coming from mills being converted from making writing paper and newsprint. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2022 On arrival, British soldiers took valuables from the internees— money, wristwatches, cigarettes, writing paper and typewriters—distributing these items among themselves in full view of the looted. Simon Parkin, Time, 2 Nov. 2022 Some survival kit suggestions from Reviews.org include a typewriter to replace computers, writing paper to replace texts, and paints and brushes to replace the fine art of the selfie. Maria Morava and Scottie Andrew, CNN, 20 Mar. 2021 The old letters were protected from prying eyes when the sheets of writing paper were carefully folded to become their own secure enclosures. William J. Broad New York Times, Star Tribune, 11 Mar. 2021 Many parents and teachers recommend having plenty of writing paper and school supplies on hand. Pamela Appea, Wired, 9 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of writing paper was in 1548

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“Writing paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writing%20paper. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

writing paper

: paper that has a smooth surface so that it can be written on with ink
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