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tissue paper

a very thin, almost transparent paper used for wrapping delicate articles, covering illustrations in books, copying letters, etc.
Origin of tissue paper
1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Turning once more to the bureau, the Girl took out a small parcel done up in tissue paper and began to unwrap it.

  • She lined the hat with, tissue paper and then, put it on his head again.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • And in his drawer, among his handkerchiefs, he kept it, wrapped tenderly in tissue paper.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • Which goes to prove that the "tissue paper world" is yet of heroic fibre.

    Blue-grass and Broadway Maria Thompson Daviess
  • This is done on the thinnest of Japanese tissue paper in black indelible ink.

    Wood-Block Printing F. Morley Fletcher
  • She was cutting and folding and pinning her tissue paper, oblivious of any presence.

    Christmas Zona Gale
  • The floor was littered with tissue paper, broken cardboard-boxes, empty toilet-bottles, and all the disarray of departure.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for tissue paper

tissue paper

very thin soft delicate paper used to wrap breakable goods, as decoration, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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