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wallpaper

noun uk   /ˈwɔːlˌpeɪ.pər/ us    /ˈwɑːlˌpeɪ.pɚ/

wallpaper noun (WALL)

[C or U] a thick, often decorative, paper used for covering the walls and sometimes ceilings of a room: a roll of wallpaper We thought we'd put up/hang some wallpaper in the children's bedroom to make it brighter. I saw a wallpaper today that would be just right for the bathroom. We'll need some wallpaper paste and a big brush.

wallpaper noun (COMPUTER)

[U] specialized computing a design or image that you choose to appear on the desktop (= main) screen of your computer

wallpaper

verb [T] uk   /ˈwɔːlˌpeɪ.pər/ us    /ˈwɑːlˌpeɪ.pɚ/
to put wallpaper on the walls of a room: We've wallpapered the bedrooms.
(Definition of wallpaper from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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