Celluloid - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈseljulɔɪd|  American pronunciation of the word celluloid
Brit.  |ˈsɛljʊlɔɪd|  British pronunciation of the word celluloid

noun

- 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
- a medium that disseminates moving pictures(syn: cinema, film)

adjective

- artificial as if portrayed in a film(syn: synthetic)

Examples

a novel with flat celluloid characters

Chaplin's comic genius is preserved on celluloid.

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