Definition of wallpaper in English:

wallpaper

Syllabification: wall·pa·per
Pronunciation: /ˈwôlˌpāpər
 
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noun

  • 1Paper that is pasted in vertical strips over the walls of a room to provide a decorative or textured surface.
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    • As finances permitted, in the living room and one bedroom the dark and tattered wallpapers were stripped and a decorator skilled at papering scrim walls put up new wallpaper.
    • An expert will visit your home and plan a scheme based on the dimensions of the hallway and position of the living room, and any wallpapers, fabrics and furnishings you have planned.
    • The wallpaper at Winterthur shares landscape and architectural element as well as figures with the Beauport paper and other painted wallpapers imported from China in the eighteenth century.
  • 1.1 Computing An optional background pattern or picture on a computer or mobile phone screen.
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    • We not only have a detailed video review, but also high-res movies, and even custom wallpaper for your computer desktop.
    • She will also provide services like ringtones, Java games and wallpapers.
    • I always get my wallpapers and desktop icons from thereabouts.

verb

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  • Apply wallpaper to (a wall or room).
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    • Reexamination of the walls revealed that two rooms were originally wallpapered.
    • In the room, the walls were wallpapered with scenery, a mythological forest.
    • My room was actually wallpapered with ‘National Geographic’ maps and my book shelves all had ‘National Geographic’ magazines.

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