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Sellotape

Line breaks: Sel¦lo|tape
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlə(ʊ)teɪp/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

British

Definition of Sellotape in English:

noun

[mass noun] trademark
Transparent adhesive tape.

verb

(sellotape) [with object and adverbial] Back to top  
Fasten or stick with transparent adhesive tape: there was a note sellotaped to my door

Origin

1940s: from an alteration of cellulose + tape.

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