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 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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