Definition of celluloid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈseljulɔɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈseljulɔɪd//
    [uncountable] Film-making equipment, Making films
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  1. 1 a thin transparent plastic material made in sheets, used in the past for cinema film See related entries: Film-making equipment, Making films
  2. 2(old-fashioned) used as a way of referring to films/movies
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from cellulose + -oid.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: celluloid