Definition of cellophane in English:

cellophane

noun

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  • [mass noun] A thin transparent wrapping material made from viscose:

    [as modifier] ‘a cellophane bag’
    • ‘They had lots of white silk shirts packaged in cellophane.’
    • ‘In between, pinned to the wall, was a silk scarf wrapped in cellophane.’
    • ‘Plastic bags can be a suffocation danger for babies and small children and wrapping paper and cellophane are easy to slip on.’
    • ‘His skin resembles bronze cellophane stretched taut over polished marble.’
    • ‘Cover with large piece of cellophane or tissue paper and add a bow if you wish.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from cellulose + -phane, from diaphane, a kind of semi-transparent woven silk (from medieval Latin diaphanus diaphanous).

Pronunciation:

cellophane

/ˈsɛləfeɪn/