HyperDic: celluloid

English > 3 senses of the word celluloid:
NOUNsubstancecelluloidhighly flammable substance made from cellulose nitrate and camphor
communicationcelluloid, film, cinemaa medium that disseminates moving pictures
ADJECTIVEallcelluloid, syntheticartificial as if portrayed in a film
celluloid > pronunciation
Soundsseh'lahloy.d
Rhymesadenoid ... void: 38 rhymes with oyd...
English > celluloid: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningArtificial as if portrayed in a film.
Example"a novel with flat celluloid characters"
Synonymsynthetic
Broaderartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
Spanishsintético
English > celluloid: 3 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningHighly 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.
Broaderthermoplastic, thermoplastic resinA material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled
SubstancescamphorA resin obtained from the camphor tree
cellulose nitrate, nitrocellulose, guncotton, nitrocottonA nitric acid ester
Spanishceluloide
Catalancel·luloide
English > celluloid: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA medium that disseminates moving pictures.
Example"theater pieces transferred to celluloid"
Synonymsfilm, cinema
Category ofMcGuffin, MacGuffin(film) a plot element that catches / catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot
cut-in, insert(film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
commercial enterprise, business enterprise, businessThe activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
Narrowersilver screenThe film industry
BroadermediumA means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
Spanishceluloide, cinema, cine, film
Catalancel·luloide, cinema, cine, film

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