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.
Recent Examples of cellophane from the Web
Investigators found a cellophane tourniquet and syringe in the restaurant bathroom that tested positive for heroin and fentanyl.
The most fragile parts are the tail rotor and cellophane-ey wings, but spares accompany the model.
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Origin and Etymology of cellophane
French, from cellulose + -phane (as in diaphane diaphanous, from Medieval Latin diaphanus)
First Known Use: 1912
CELLOPHANE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cellophane for English Language Learners
: a thin transparent material that is used for wrapping things
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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