Definition of silver paper in US English:

silver paper


  • 1British Foil made of aluminum or other silver-colored metal.

    • ‘‘Look,’ she said, touching it with both her hands to emphasise the point, ‘it's wrapped in silver paper.’’
    • ‘In those far off days I used bits of bird feather, rabbit fur and silver paper wrapped around a hook.’
    • ‘Add a strip of silver paper to cover flame edges.’
    • ‘But I didn't expect him to give me a rectangular box wrapped in silver paper with a card reading the name Keith.’
    • ‘Louise began experimenting with different materials in an attempt to bring the outdoors inside, graduating from silver paper to specialist hobby paints.’
  • 2archaic Fine white tissue paper.

    • ‘There is a tariff on papers known commercially as copying paper, filtering paper, silver paper, and tissue paper.’


silver paper

/ˈsɪlvər ˈpeɪpər//ˈsilvər ˈpāpər/