ray·​on ˈrā-ˌän How to pronounce rayon (audio)
: any of a group of smooth textile fibers made from regenerated cellulose by extrusion through minute holes
: a rayon yarn, thread, or fabric

Examples of rayon in a Sentence

The shirt is made of rayon.
Recent Examples on the Web The cultural impact and visual queues of fashion, like BVD rayon material, emphasized the self-expression embedded in clothing choices. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 Natural fabrics usually fit the bill with these features, so look for PJs made from cotton, modal, rayon, viscose, silk, and even linen. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2024 Other fabrics within this category include many rayon, corduroy, velvet and velour weaves, Norman adds. Helen Carefoot, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 This casual dress is made from a soft, high-quality rayon and polyester blend. Monica Bell, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2024 With three interchangeable edges that work on sweaters, couches, coats, cashmere, wool, cotton, fleece, rayon, polyester, and acrylic, Gleener’s fabric shaver is a great add to your closet. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 19 Jan. 2024 Yeti Lowlands Waterproof Blanket Yeti Lowlands Waterproof Blanket SEE IT This Yeti outdoor blanket is made of a cozy yet durable polyester and rayon blend that can easily stand up to the rigors of camping or the beach. Travis Smola, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 It’s crafted from a fluid blend of viscose and rayon, which feels like silk but is more durable and breathable. Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 8 Jan. 2024 Typically filled with synthetic materials like polyester microfiber, rayon, cotton, or polyester, down alternatives are a good pinch hit. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 4 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


irregular from ray entry 2

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rayon was in 1924

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“Rayon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rayon. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


ray·​on ˈrā-ˌän How to pronounce rayon (audio)
: a yarn, thread, or fabric made from fibers produced chemically from cellulose

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