mi·​cro·​fi·​ber ˈmī-krō-ˌfī-bər How to pronounce microfiber (audio)
: a fine usually soft polyester fiber
also : a fabric made from such fibers

Examples of microfiber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Utopia Bedding’s microfiber sheet set — a bona fide hit with Amazon shoppers, as its 123,000 five-star ratings prove — is on sale for as little as $16 right now. Dhara Patel, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 Simply apply to clean leather with a microfiber cloth to provide gentle cleaning or conditioning between wears. Alyssa Rotunno, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 Very lightly dampen a microfiber cloth with water and mild soap for leather cases. Fox News, 14 Nov. 2023 Designed with soft microfiber material, these socks come in a variety of fun colors to choose from. Theresa Johnson, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 Instead, Maker suggests keeping a microfiber towel by your front door and wiping down your pet’s paws after every walk. Jandra Sutton, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 Consider this microfiber duster that not only clings to dust, but is also machine washable on sale for $13. Lily Gray, Southern Living, 10 Oct. 2023 Wipe Down Mat Spray the solution onto a microfiber towel or cloth—some mats should not be sprayed directly—and wipe down the mat. Patricia Shannon, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Oct. 2023 This case holds up to three pairs of glasses in a sturdy polyester case with a microfiber interior (to avoid lens scratches) and a mesh pocket up top to hold cleaning wipes and other necessities. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 26 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microfiber was in 1966

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“Microfiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microfiber. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


: a thin soft polyester fiber

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