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Celluloid - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Celluloid' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Celluloid [ n.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Celluloid' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . celluloid [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a medium that disseminates moving pictures
Example in sentence:
  • film coverage of sporting events;
  • theater pieces transferred to celluloid;
  • this story would be good cinema
2 . celluloid [ s]
Meaning (2):
- artificial as if portrayed in a film
Example in sentence:
  • a novel with flat celluloid characters