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Definition of "celluloid" [cel•lu•loid]

  • A colorless flammable material made from nitrocellulose and camphor and used to make photographic film. (noun)
  • Motion-picture film: "a strange, anachronistic sight: theater pieces transferred to celluloid” ( David Ansen). (noun)
  • The cinema; motion pictures: "There are no heroes but in celluloid” ( Charles Langbridge Morgan). (noun)
  • Made of or using a material made from nitrocellulose and camphor. (adjective)
  • Of or portrayed on film or in motion pictures. (adjective)

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 "celluloid" in a sentence
  • "Sandlers work is really much the thing to possibly adore or hate. we personally regard You Dont Mess With The Zohan as the misfortune film in celluloid history."
  • "Iconic actors exist, in celluloid form, in their prime for ever."
  • "This morning I heard from Laurie Frost, author of The Elements of His Dark Materials, that another guide to Pullman's trilogy, The Rough Guide to His Dark Materials by Paul Simpson, cited that posting to support this statement: The story of Oz -- in celluloid and literary form -- has had a significant impact on Pullman's imagination."