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crepe paper

noun
1.
thin paper densely wrinkled to resemble crepe, used for decorating, wrapping, etc.
Also called crepe.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
Related forms
crepe-paper, adjective
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Examples from the web for crepe paper
  • She is not a full-fledged nurse, but she gives me my medication and bathes this pink crepe paper called skin.
  • Pull the crepe paper petals slightly away from each other to form the poppy.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable.
  • Cover the area with crepe paper streamers representing vines.
  • Illustrate dye boiling out of a blanket by taking blue or red crepe paper and letting it soak overnight in a jar of water.
  • Letting little ones make decorations with crepe paper, construction paper, stickers and glue.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks, and crepe paper are highly flammable.
  • It was all red, white and blue balloons and crepe paper, and it was a really wonderful reception in the airplane.
British Dictionary definitions for crepe paper

crepe paper

noun
1.
thin crinkled coloured paper, resembling crepe and used for decorations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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