Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A transparent sheet of celluloid or plastic, used to layer elements of an animated image on top of a background in order to reduce the number of elements that need to be re-created for each frame.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A simplified spelling of cell.
  • Abbreviations of Celsius.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A piece of celluloid on which has been drawn a frame of an animated film.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for celluloid.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From celluloid, by shortening

Examples

  • Borderlands Concept Art Style Rather Fetching - As part of their ongoing effort to distance their new game from the term cel-shading, Gearbox has released a full screenshot of Borderlands, demonstrating its rather appealing new look.

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  • Whether one links the word celθi-m with added phrasal conjunctive -m to Celi , an Etruscan month name believed to correlate to our September, or to a noun celu "earth", regardless a verb this is not.

    The imaginary Etruscan imperative in -thi

  • Whether one links the word celθi-m with added phrasal conjunctive -m to Celi , an Etruscan month name believed to correlate to our September, or to a noun celu "earth", regardless a verb this is not.

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  • One thing I didn’t real­ize: These machines come with built-in cel­lu­lar cards, so they can go online via Cingular’s net­work as well as via WiFi.

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  • That night, around two in the morning, I was awakened by a neighbor pounding on my door and calling my cel phone, telling me the police had some "chavos" in custody that were found by the security patrol entering my cocherra and that I needeed to come out to the street.

    800 number and email addresses for citizens to report suspicious activities

  • That night, around two in the morning, I was awakened by a neighbor pounding on my door and calling my cel phone, telling me the police had some "chavos" in custody that were found by the security patrol entering my cocherra and that I needeed to come out to the street.

    800 number and email addresses for citizens to report suspicious activities

  • That night, around two in the morning, I was awakened by a neighbor pounding on my door and calling my cel phone, telling me the police had some "chavos" in custody that were found by the security patrol entering my cocherra and that I needeed to come out to the street.

    800 number and email addresses for citizens to report suspicious activities

  • That night, around two in the morning, I was awakened by a neighbor pounding on my door and calling my cel phone, telling me the police had some "chavos" in custody that were found by the security patrol entering my cocherra and that I needeed to come out to the street.

    800 number and email addresses for citizens to report suspicious activities

  • That night, around two in the morning, I was awakened by a neighbor pounding on my door and calling my cel phone, telling me the police had some "chavos" in custody that were found by the security patrol entering my cocherra and that I needeed to come out to the street.

    800 number and email addresses for citizens to report suspicious activities

  • That night, around two in the morning, I was awakened by a neighbor pounding on my door and calling my cel phone, telling me the police had some "chavos" in custody that were found by the security patrol entering my cocherra and that I needeed to come out to the street.

    800 number and email addresses for citizens to report suspicious activities

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