1. cardboard

noun. ['ˈkɑːrdˌbɔrd'] a stiff moderately thick paper.


  • card
  • packing
  • packing material
  • composition board
  • binder board
  • paper
  • binder's board
  • posterboard
  • corrugated cardboard
  • pasteboard
  • strawboard
  • poster board
  • paperboard
  • wadding


  • real
  • genuine
  • insubstantiality
  • material

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Rhymes with Cardboard

  • hardboard

How do you pronounce cardboard?

Pronounce cardboard as ˈkɑrdˌbɔrd.

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Sentences with cardboard

1. Noun, singular or mass
Lay out a large piece of cardboard to protect your work surface.

2. Adjective
Place a single incandescent or compact fluorescent bulb into each space of a cardboard beverage holder or ornament box.

Quotes about cardboard

1. Nudge threw her arms around my neck. 'I love you Max! I love all of us too!'Yeah, me too,' Said the Gasman. 'I don't care if we have our house, or a cliff ledge, or a cardboard box. Home is wherever we all are, together.
- James Patterson

2. If love came in a cardboard tube, I’d probably send it priority mail. But I’d make you pay for shipping.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. Should I have a doughnut or my disgusting cardboard?” asked Gwynn, as she drew up languidly before me at a study table in a bookstore on State Street, raising a puffed rice cake in the air. My eyes narrowed attentively at her face, but as I hesitated, she announced eagerly, “Disgusting cardboard it is!
- Daniel Amory, Minor Snobs

2. cardboard

adjective. ['ˈkɑːrdˌbɔrd'] without substance.


  • unlifelike
  • artificial


  • uncover
  • realistic
  • unreality