1. Paper often colored and printed with designs and pasted to a wall as a decorative covering.
2. A picture or design displayed on the background of a computer screen or cellphone.
v. wall·pa·pered, wall·pa·per·ing, wall·pa·pers
To cover with wallpaper.
To decorate a wall or room with wallpaper.
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