Definition of paperweight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpāpərˌwāt/


A small, heavy object for keeping loose papers in place.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: pa·per·weight

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