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Definition of "cellophane" [cellophane]

  • A thin, flexible, transparent cellulose material made from wood pulp and used as a moistureproof wrapping. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cellophane" in a sentence
  • "Buying meat already cut up and neatly wrapped in cellophane can lead people to forget that meat was once an animal whose treatment, in life and death, is carefully outlined by Jewish law."
  • "Box bottom is factory sealed in cellophane but visible is colorful game board w/different nice painted images of characters and Emerald City of Oz.Exc. with Mint contents."
  • "I had a lot of time on my hands so I wrapped them in cellophane and topped them off with ribbon."