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Line breaks: cel¦lo|phane
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛləfeɪn

Definition of cellophane in English:


[mass noun] trademark
A thin transparent wrapping material made from viscose: [as modifier]: a cellophane bag
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  • Plastic bags can be a suffocation danger for babies and small children and wrapping paper and cellophane are easy to slip on.
  • They had lots of white silk shirts packaged in cellophane.
  • In between, pinned to the wall, was a silk scarf wrapped in cellophane.


early 20th century: from cellulose + -phane, from diaphane, a kind of semi-transparent woven silk (from medieval Latin diaphanus 'diaphanous').

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