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Meaning of CELLULOID

Pronunciation:  'selyu`loyd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a medium (art or business) that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverange of sporting events"
  2. [n]  highly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor; used in e.g. motion-picture and X-ray film; its use has decreased with the development of nonflammable thermoplastics
  3. [adj]  artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"
  4. [adj]  of or made from celluloid

CELLULOID is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: artificial, cinema, film, synthetic, unreal
 See Also: camphor, cellulose nitrate, guncotton, medium, nitrocellulose, nitrocotton, silver screen, thermoplastic, thermoplastic resin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cel"lu*loid`\ (s[e^]l"[-u]*loid), n. [Cellulose +
A substance composed essentially of gun cotton and camphor,
and when pure resembling ivory in texture and color, but
variously colored to imitate coral, tortoise shell, amber,
malachite, etc. It is used in the manufacture of jewelry and
many small articles, as combs, brushes, collars, and cuffs;
-- originally called {xylonite}.