from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Thin, translucent paper used for packing, wrapping, or protecting delicate articles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Thin, translucent paper used for wrapping or for protecting delicate articles.
- n. An unspecified product made of tissue (absorbent paper), such as bathroom tissue, paper handkerchief or household towel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. thin, gauzelike paper, such as is used to protect engravings in books.
- n. very thin, gauzelike paper, used for protecting engravings in books, for wrapping up delicate articles, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See paper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a soft thin (usually translucent) paper
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I watched as Mother peeled the tissue paper off a large box that read “Eaton’s Finest Enamel Dishpan” on its lid.
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.
In reply Aggie lifted the tissue paper and shook out, with hands that trembled with indignation, a lace-and-linen centerpiece.
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.