papier-mâché


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pa·pier-mâ·ché

 (pā′pər-mə-shā′, pă-pyā′-) also pa·per ma·che (pā′pər mə-shā′)
n.
A material, made from paper pulp or shreds of paper mixed with glue or paste, that can be molded into various shapes when wet and becomes hard and suitable for painting and varnishing when dry.

[French : papier, paper; see paper + mâché, past participle of mâcher, to chew (from Old French maschier, from Latin masticāre; see masticate).]

pa′pier-mâ·ché′ adj.

papier-mâché

(ˌpæpjeɪˈmæʃeɪ; French papjemɑʃe)
n
(Art Terms) a hard strong substance suitable for painting on, made of paper pulp or layers of paper mixed with paste, size, etc, and moulded when moist
adj
(Art Terms) made of papier-mâché
[C18: from French, literally: chewed paper]

pa•pier-mâ•ché

(ˌpeɪ pər məˈʃeɪ, pɑˌpyeɪ-)

n.
1. moistened paper pulp mixed with glue and other materials or layers of paper glued and pressed together, molded when moist to form various articles and becoming hard and strong when dry.
adj.
2. made of papier-mâché.
3. easily destroyed or discredited; false or illusory: a papier-mâché economy.
[1745–55; < French: literally, chewed paper]

papier-mâché

A French term meaning chewed paper, used to mean a mixture of paper pulp and paste that hardens as it dries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.papier-mâché - a substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when drypapier-mache - a substance made from paper pulp that can be molded when wet and painted when dry
paper - a material made of cellulose pulp derived mainly from wood or rags or certain grasses
Translations

papier-mâché

[ˈpæpɪeɪˈmæʃeɪ]
A. Ncartón m piedra
B. CPDde cartón piedra

papier-mâché

[ˌpæpieɪˈmæʃeɪ] npapier mâché

papier-mâché

[ˌpæpjeɪˈmæʃeɪ] ncartapesta

papier-mâché

(pӕpieiˈmaʃei) , ((American) peipər-məˈʃei) noun, adjective
(of) a substance consisting of paper mixed together with some kind of glue, which can be made into models, bowls, boxes etc.