cel

cel

[sel]
noun
a transparent celluloid sheet on which a character, scene, etc., is drawn or painted and which constitutes one frame in the filming of an animated cartoon: may be overlapped for change of background or foreground.
Also, cell.


Origin:
by shortening of celluloid

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cel or cell (sɛl)
 
n
celluloid short for celluloid
 
cell or cell
 
n

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Word Origin & History

cel
"celluloid sheet for an animated cartoon," from celluloid; became current by c.1990 when they became collectible.
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cel
celluloid
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