Definition of paper-thin in English:

paper-thin

adjective

  • Extremely thin or insubstantial.

    ‘paper-thin pancakes’
    ‘her sophistication was paper-thin’
    • ‘Two types of unleavened Lebanese bread are khub, which resembles pita bread, and marqouq, which is paper-thin.’
    • ‘These grayish black mushrooms look like small, delicate, paper-thin, crinkled leaves.’
    • ‘The walls were paper-thin and I'd hear everything that went on when she came home from the pub after closing time.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, once the cinematographic tricks and impressive performances are stripped away, this is a film with a paper-thin plot and a hollow core.’
    • ‘A paper-thin semiconductor device, the solar cell has no moving parts.’
    • ‘I heard my mom yell up the stairs, at the top of her lungs, even though I could hear her through our paper-thin walls if she just spoke it.’
    • ‘In the press, flowers and leaves become delicate, paper-thin elements for decorating all kinds of projects.’
    • ‘Once the frame had been moulded, paper-thin gold leaf was applied to the wood over a thin layer of gesso plaster.’
    • ‘But, I have to say, the paper-thin slices are a delicate pale pink and sheer melt-in-your-mouth delight.’
    • ‘They just keep raising their prices in hopes of increasing their profits above their current paper-thin margins, and failing.’
    • ‘Butterflies use their tiny, paper-thin wings in flight while searching for specific hosts for egg-laying.’
    • ‘They can dip specially marinated paper-thin slices of an assortment of meat, seafood or vegetable using chopsticks or small baskets into the pot.’
    • ‘This is an egg cooked (by deep-frying) inside a triangle of paper-thin folded pastry, perhaps with a little tuna added.’
    • ‘What, for instance, is the point of making a paper-thin wafer of aubergine and laying it on top of a piece of foie gras when it is virtually inedible because it also tastes like paper?’
    thin, paper-thin, gossamer-thin, ultra-thin, flimsy, delicate, insubstantial, fragile, frail, light, lightweight
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Pronunciation:

paper-thin

/ˈpāpər THin/