tissue paper
noun Date: 1777 a thin gauzy paper used especially for protecting something (as by covering or wrapping)

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  • Tissue paper — Tissue Tis sue, n. [F. tissu, fr. tissu, p. p. of tisser, tistre, to weave, fr. L. texere. See {Text}.] 1. A woven fabric. [1913 Webster] 2. A fine transparent silk stuff, used for veils, etc.; specifically, cloth interwoven with gold or silver… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tissue paper — Paper Pa per (p[=a] p[ e]r), n. [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus papyrus, from which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr. pa pyros. Cf. {Papyrus}.] 1. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tissue paper — UK US noun [U] (also tissue) COMMERCE ► very thin paper used for wrapping goods that can easily be broken or damaged: »The items are individually wrapped in tissue paper and packed in straw …   Financial and business terms

  • tissue paper — ► NOUN ▪ very thin, soft paper …   English terms dictionary

  • tissue paper — n. very thin, unsized, nearly transparent paper, for wrapping things, making tracings, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Tissue paper — Facial tissue Tissue paper or wrapping tissue is a type of thin, translucent paper used for wrapping and cushioning items.Tissue paper is usually found in single sheets or sheet collections of 25, 40, or 50. White tissue is also sold specifically …   Wikipedia

  • tissue paper — noun a) Thin, translucent paper used for wrapping or for protecting delicate articles. Give me some tissue paper, please! b) An unspecified product made of tissue (absorbent paper), such as bathroom tissue, paper handkerchief or household towel …   Wiktionary

  • tissue paper — noun a soft thin (usually translucent) paper (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑tissue • Hypernyms: ↑paper • Hyponyms: ↑cigarette paper, ↑rolling paper, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tissue paper — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wrapping paper, gift wrappings, sanitary paper, onionskin paper, sheet, paper handkerchief; see also paper 5 …   English dictionary for students

  • tissue paper —    A type of paper which is very thin and strong, available in many colors. Because of its pliable and translucent qualities, it is especially good for making collages. To adhere it to any of various supports, try using diluted glues or liquid… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • tissue paper — wrapping paper, gift paper …   English contemporary dictionary

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