See also: Sellotape

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A roll of sticky tape

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From genericized trademark Sellotape, from cello(phane) +‎ tape. The spelling with S- was to avoid an existing trademark on the word Cellophane itself.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛləteɪp/
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sellotape (countable and uncountable, plural sellotapes)

  1. (British, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) Adhesive tape.
    Synonyms: (US) Scotch tape, (Britain, Australia) sticky tape

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sellotape (third-person singular simple present sellotapes, present participle sellotaping, simple past and past participle sellotaped)

  1. (transitive, British, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) To seal with adhesive tape.
    • 2022, Liam McIlvanney, The Heretic, page 258:
      The door was slightly ajar, with a newspaper cartoon sellotaped to it:

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