Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rayon

play
noun ray·on \ˈrā-ˌän\

Simple Definition of rayon

  • : a smooth fiber that is used in making clothing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of rayon

  1. 1 :  any of a group of smooth textile fibers made from regenerated cellulose by extrusion through minute holes

  2. 2 :  a rayon yarn, thread, or fabric

Examples of rayon in a sentence

  1. The shirt is made of rayon.



Origin and Etymology of rayon

irregular from 2ray


First Known Use: 1924


RAYON Defined for Kids

rayon

play
noun ray·on \ˈrā-ˌän\

Definition of rayon for Students

  1. :  a cloth made with fibers produced chemically from cellulose




Learn More about rayon


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rayon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret group of plotters

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

defame placate divulge beat
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ