Simple Definition of cellophane
: a thin transparent material that is used for wrapping things
Full Definition of cellophane
: regenerated cellulose in thin transparent sheets used especially for packaging
Examples of cellophane in a sentence
He wrapped the gift basket in cellophane.
Origin of cellophane
French, from cellulose + -phane (as in diaphane diaphanous, from Medieval Latin diaphanus)
First Known Use: 1912
Rhymes with cellophane
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CELLOPHANE Defined for Kids
Definition of cellophane for Students
: a thin clear material made from cellulose and used as a wrapping
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