Definition of paperweight in English:


Syllabification: pa·per·weight
Pronunciation: /ˈpāpərˌwāt


  • A small, heavy object for keeping loose papers in place.
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    • The tools of calligraphy include accessories such as penholders, brush pots, ink boxes, paperweights, seals and seal boxes.
    • Common gifts were jewels, gloves, silk stockings, flowers, garters, handkerchiefs, and paperweights.
    • Books can function as doorstops, paperweights, hiding places for some valuables, platforms for balancing a teacup on or props for broken chairs or tables.

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