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 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 Rainbow tulips abound in the line—which includes notebooks, cards, and writing paper—as does a playful paisley, and a multi-colored plaid. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 26 Oct. 2020 Still, the fear Rebecca delivers hasn’t turned Greenwood off of good writing paper, which is having a bit of a renaissance these days. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, 23 Oct. 2020 Pavalock-D’Amato hadn’t signed it, but evidently penned it on a sheet of her distinctive pink writing paper, which has a gold C at the top. Don Stacom, courant.com, 6 Oct. 2020 Ellie holds together this little family of two, writing papers for her fellow students at $20 a pop. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 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, 16 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of writing paper

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 18 Aug. 2022.

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