celluloid [ sel-yuh-loid ]
1. a tough, highly flammable substance consisting essentially of nitrocellulose and camphor: once used in the manufacture of motion-picture and x-ray film, it is now used in a limited line of other products, including guitar picks, musical instruments, and table tennis balls.
2. motion-picture film: He was an intense director and a scrupulous editor, famous for leaving piles of celluloid on the cutting-room floor.
3. Informal. of or involving motion pictures: a star of the stage who was never lured into the celluloid industry.
WORDS RELATED TO CELLULOID
flick, picture, show, cinema, feature, motion picture, film, videotape, screenplay, talkie, moving picture, silent, silver screen, cine, cinematics, cinematograph, photoplay, talking picture
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Origin: First recorded in 1870–75; cellul(ose) + -oid; formerly a trademark
HOW TO USE CELLULOID IN A SENTENCE
Robinson’s film work was just one part of his meteoric career, and his choices were limited by industry practices of the times, but the problematic celluloid images stuck.
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In the most crowd-pleasing section of the exhibition—dubbed Stage and Screen—hang his pictures of celluloid legends.
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“Everyone could see their love right there on celluloid,” added their son, Stephen Bogart.
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Of course, a great literary work does not a great film make—if it did, Shakespeare would need merely to be slathered on celluloid.
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