adhesive tape

ad·he·sive tape
A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-hee-siv, -ziv teyp]
    • /ædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv teɪp/
    • /ədˈhiː.sɪv teɪp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-hee-siv, -ziv teyp]
    • /ædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv teɪp/

Definitions of adhesive tape words

  • noun adhesive tape tape with an adhesive on one side that is used to join things or bind things 3
  • noun adhesive tape tape with a sticky substance on one side, variously used, as for holding bandages in place 3
  • noun adhesive tape cotton or other fabric coated with an adhesive substance, used for covering minor injuries on the skin, holding a bandage in place, etc. 1
  • noun adhesive tape tape for sticking items together 1
  • noun adhesive tape (US) Sticky tape, typically white in color and 1/2 to 1 inch wide, intended for use in fastening bandages and related healthcare applications. 0

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Origin of adhesive tape

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-34

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Parts of speech for Adhesive tape


adhesive tape popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

adhesive tape usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adhesive tape

noun adhesive tape

  • tape — a long, narrow strip of linen, cotton, or the like, used for tying garments, binding seams or carpets, etc.
  • adhesive bandage — a bandage consisting of a small pad of gauze affixed to a strip of adhesive tape.

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