- a transparent, paperlike product of viscose, impervious to moisture, germs, etc., used to wrap and package food, tobacco, etc.
- of, made of, or resembling cellophane.
Origin of cellophane
Examples from the Web for cellophane
His uniform was too tight and was wrapped around his doughy body like cellophane.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
The buckwheat with pork fat and boiled potatoes is served in cellophane bowls and is fresh and tasty.Slouching Towards Maidan: An American Hair-Trader Reflects On Ukraine’s Protests
December 15, 2013
The 46-look collection consisted of drop-waist skirts, cellophane cocktail dresses, and translucent and tinsel fabrics.Marc Jacobs's Entire Spring / Summer 2012 Collection Stolen
November 16, 2011
She reminded me of a great loaf of white bread, plumped down on the sofa in its cellophane wrapping.I'm Not The Sort of Man Who Goes To Prostitutes
October 18, 2008
Then he saw that this emptiness was lined and laced with filmy striations, like cellophane.The 4-D Doodler
Hand me one of the swabs you will find wrapped in cellophane in the bag, please.Dorothy Dixon Wins Her Wings
You can easily prevent wax from getting in between the scion and the stock by using a paper or cellophane.Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting
Northern Nut Growers Association
Wrap the coil at several points with cellophane or plastic tape to keep it from unwinding.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist
Eric B. Wilson
He leaned back in the creaking swivel chair and began to unwrap the cellophane from a cigar.Twelve Times Zero
Howard Carleton Browne
- trademark a flexible thin transparent sheeting made from wood pulp and used as a moisture-proof wrapping
Word Origin and History for cellophane
1912, trademark name for a flexible, transparent product made from regenerated cellulose, coined by the inventor, Swiss chemist Jacques E. Brandenberger (1872-1954), probably from cell(ulose) + o + phane, from Greek phainein "to appear" (see phantasm).