Cel meaning

sĕl
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Any of the series of painted images photographed to make an animated cartoon.
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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.
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A transparent sheet on which a single stage of an animated figure's movement has been painted: it is laid over a painted background to form the completed image.
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Origin of cel

  • Short for celluloid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition