Or·​lon ˈȯr-ˌlän How to pronounce Orlon (audio)
: an acrylic fiber made in filament or staple form (see staple entry 3 sense 6a) that is often blended with other fibers in fabrics

Word History


from Orlon, a former trademark

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Orlon was in 1948

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“Orlon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orlon. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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Or·​lon ˈȯ(ə)r-ˌlän How to pronounce Orlon (audio)
used for an acrylic fiber

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