ribbon /ˈrɪbən/ noun
plural ribbons
plural ribbons
Learner's definition of RIBBON
: a narrow piece of cloth (such as silk) that is used to tie things or for decoration
[count] : a short piece of cloth that is given as a military award
[count] chiefly US : a piece of colored cloth that is given as an award in a competition see also blue ribbon
[count] : something that is long and narrow like a strip of cloth
[count] : a long and narrow piece of cloth with ink that is used for producing printed characters in a typewriter or printer
ribbons [plural] : narrow pieces of something that has been cut or torn apart