Definition of onionskin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈənyənˌskin/
(also onionskin paper)


Very fine smooth translucent paper.
Example sentences
  • Inside was a sheet of onionskin typing paper, the kind that's slippery but crinkles.
  • Manual typewriters with onionskin carbon paper were the closest many of us got to automation.
  • Michael Cimino and Bo Goldman's screenplay is so thin and transparent it could have been printed on onionskin.

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Syllabification: on·ion·skin

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