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1. A thin, flexible, transparent cellulose material made from wood pulp and used as a moistureproof wrapping.
2. Plastic wrap.

[Originally a trademark.]

cel′lo·phane′ adj.


trademark a flexible thin transparent sheeting made from wood pulp and used as a moisture-proof wrapping
[C20: from cellulose + -phane]


(ˈsɛl əˌfeɪn)

a transparent, moistureproof paperlike product made from viscose, used to wrap and package food and other products.
[1910–15; formerly a trademark]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cellophane - a transparent paperlike product that is impervious to moisture and used to wrap candy or cigarettes etc.
plastic wrap - wrapping consisting of a very thin transparent sheet of plastic
وَرَق سيلوفان شَفّاف للتَّغْليف
sellófan, umbúîaefni


® [ˈseləfeɪn] Ncelofán m


ncellophane® f
modif [wrapping, pack] → de cellophane®cell phone cellphone, cell-phone [ˈsɛlfəʊn] nportablemtéléphone m portable


nCellophan® nt


® [ˈsɛləˌfeɪn] ncellophane ® m


(ˈseləfein) (ˌin the United Kingdom) noun
a type of clear wrapping material. flowers wrapped in cellophane; (also adjective) cellophane wrapping.
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Use tissue paper and cellophane to decorate both sides.
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