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[noht-pey-per] /ˈnoʊtˌpeɪ pər/
writing paper, especially that used in writing notes or personal correspondence and usually less than 8½ × 11 inches (21.6 × 27.9 cm) in size.
Origin of notepaper
1840-50; note + paper Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for note-paper
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  • I say, I wish you would let me have about twenty sheets of note-paper, will you, please?

    The Wallypug in London G. E. Farrow
  • He opened his pocket-book and produced a half-sheet of note-paper.

  • She tore up, extravagantly, several sheets of note-paper with tiny embossed thistles at the top.

    The Tin Soldier Temple Bailey
  • I hurriedly got about a dozen sheets of note-paper, and tore them in bits.

  • I found him at home, and while sitting and talking to him, took the pen and note-paper and began to write.

    Anima Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • He had no rich friends who could afford to spend money on note-paper and stamps.

    A Bride of the Plains Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • She crept downstairs and returned with a sheet of Constance's note-paper.

    Flower of the Dusk Myrtle Reed
  • Waife then passed into the bar, and begged the favour of a sheet of note-paper.

    What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Thereupon he sat down, took a sheet of note-paper, wrote a letter and sent it off by special messenger.

    The Red Room August Strindberg
  • "That's quite easy," said Morestal, taking up a pencil and a sheet of note-paper.

    The Frontier Maurice LeBlanc
British Dictionary definitions for note-paper


paper for writing letters; writing paper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for note-paper

1848, from note (n.) + paper (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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