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crepe paper

Syllabification: crepe pa·per

Definition of crepe paper in English:

noun

Thin, crinkled paper resembling crepe, used especially for making decorations.
Example sentences
  • We were given crêpe paper to make hats, lanterns and crackers and Mrs Archer would provide us with a sweet or a nut to put in the cracker.
  • Drape the traditional black and orange crêpe paper from the ceilings and door frames and hang up some of those fake spiders and bats for added effect.
  • There were pink balloons in the foyer and vases full of pink tulips on every available surface, and pink crêpe paper was spun from the beams and light fixtures.

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