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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.
References in classic literature ?
Pity a poor woman who is married to a clock-image in papier-mache!" Possessing, however, in default of a competent knowledge of the principles of etiquette, a very downright sense of the "meanness" of certain actions, it seemed to him to belong to his position to keep on his guard; he was not going to put it into the power of these people to say that in their house he had done anything unpleasant.
"I let him run on, this papier-mache Mephistopheles, and it seemed to me that if I tried I could poke my fore- finger through him, and would find nothing inside but a little loose dirt, maybe.
Use the clues to match the names with their creations: a bird feeder from a pop bottle, a papier-mache mask from newspaper, kazoos from a paper towel tube, and finger puppets from marker caps.
Have you ever made art with papier-mache? All you need is newspaper, water, and paint--it's so easy.
In the last few months, there has been surge in the papier-mache exports in Kashmir in wake of the demand from different parts of the world.
The national crafts and arts of Uzbekistan include engravings on copper, wood, carpet-making, ceramics, ornamental embroidery, gold embroidery, and painting on papier-mache.
Most unusual thefts: Christmas balls, suit of armour, two-piece suite, Concorde model, papier-mache man, wooden ducks, low-energy bulbs.
Comprising sixty-four individual works, Smith's installation unites large-scale drawings on translucent Nepal paper; sculptures in aluminum, bronze, glass, wood, muslin, and papier-mache; wood-block prints; flower paintings on antique glass that Smith has mirrored; and a video of an abstracted, leaflike pattern, projected onto twinned papier-mache figures in the Trippe House "hall," or reception room.
Delanski of Warren offered lessons on a variety of crafts, including glass and bread beading, papier-mache, stained glass, sand art and more.
We made a beautiful papier-mache tree, with vines coming down the walls and stretching across the ceiling, with mushrooms on the floor.
In the early 19th century the French and Germans were producing wax and papier-mache headed dolls, with a kid leather or composition body.
We told you how Gwyn, 35, has been scouring London for a Mexican pinata (that's a hollow papier-mache donkey you fill with sweets) for her daughter's bir thday.