writing paper


Definition of 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 Ellie holds together this little family of two, writing papers for her fellow students at $20 a pop. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Netflix's Teen Dramedy The Half of It Is Sweet, Funny and Raw as a Scraped Knee," 30 Apr. 2020 Most of my day is spent on writing papers, preparing projects, attending classes and studying for exams. Carole Landry, New York Times, "A ‘nightmare’ on Manila’s fringe," 16 Apr. 2020 After Trump was elected, Fauci wrote papers describing his work on previous epidemics. Ellen Mccarthy, Ben Terris, Anchorage Daily News, "Anthony Fauci was ready for this, even if America was not," 20 Mar. 2020 Cardboard is certainly thicker and less bleached that writing paper. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Check out the many gardening uses for corrugated cardboard," 5 Jan. 2020 Not surprisingly, students also found that their ability to concentrate in class and while writing papers improved. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "“They’re abysmal students”: Are cell phones destroying the college classroom?," 27 Dec. 2019 Santen also belongs to the Literary Club of Cincinnati, where members write papers shared with other members. The Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "Former coroner Owens among four newly named Great Living Cincinnatians," 1 Dec. 2019 Sure, the production of printing and writing paper has declined in our digital world, but that is offset by an increase in production of tissue products, according to a February report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Sue Mcmillin, The Denver Post, "McMillin: The Amazon may be burning, but just to be clear, we are wiping away boreal forests," 16 Sep. 2019 The company also created an internet plug-in that makes Wikipedia pages look like real sources — another cheat method for those who are still writing papers in school. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, ""Jesus shoes" with holy water in the soles are selling for $4,000," 11 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of writing paper

1548, in the meaning defined above

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“Writing paper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/writing%20paper. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of writing paper

: paper of good quality used for writing letters, notes, etc.

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