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
Sheets of carbon fiber treated with a sticky resin are sandwiched in two layers and rolled around a metal tube before the cylinder is wrapped in cellophane tape and cooked hanging vertically like a sausage.
The bulk of what I’d find were mainstream releases, but what kept me tearing apart those cellophane wrappers week after week was the hope of unearthing something unique, something beautiful, something rare.
About an hour later, with his hand on a copy of La Santa Biblia still wrapped in cellophane, Suarez was sworn back into office by City Clerk Todd Hannon.
Before entering the inky trail, park employees handed out squares of red cellophane and rubber bands, for covering flashlights and smartphones.
Inside the vehicle, police found the two bags that contained about 41 kilograms of suspected heroin wrapped in tape and cellophane, court records say.
Investigators found a cellophane tourniquet and syringe in the restaurant bathroom that tested positive for heroin and fentanyl.
The women spend much of the show in front of overhead projectors, using cut-outs, drawings on cellophane and other items to create the large-scale images in front of the audience.
By specially wrapping the hot dogs in both cellophane and foil, says Ms. Evans, the hot dogs can stay warm for hours.
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Origin and Etymology of cellophane
French, from cellulose + -phane (as in diaphane diaphanous, from Medieval Latin diaphanus)
First Known Use: 1912See Words from the same year
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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