One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Thin, crinkled paper resembling crêpe, used especially for making decorations.
- ‘He returns soon after with normal sheets for my colleagues, and a different, crêpe paper sheet for me.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘You could make one at home of nearly equal value yourself, using an old cornflakes packet and some crêpe paper.’
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