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Definition of "tissue paper" [tissue paper]

  • Thin, translucent paper used for packing, wrapping, or protecting delicate articles. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tissue paper" in a sentence
  • "Crippled, blind, aged, poverty-stricken men and women are on the streets at all hours selling numbered strips of tissue paper marked "Lottery.""
  • "The publisher knew his public, so he gave a pound of book for every fifty cents, and crowded in plenty of wood-cuts and stamped the outside with golden bouquets and put in a steel engraving of the author, with a tissue paper veil over it, and "sicked" his multitude of broken-down clergymen, maiden ladies, grass widows, and college students on to the great American public."
  • "As the crèche was carefully packed away in its now-torn tissue paper and aging box, I smiled to myself, secure in the thought that the tradition of Charlie Brown and Linus would continue."
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