rayon

noun ray·on \ ˈrā-ˌän \

Definition of rayon

1 : any of a group of smooth textile fibers made from regenerated cellulose by extrusion through minute holes
2 : a rayon yarn, thread, or fabric

Examples of rayon in a Sentence

  1. The shirt is made of rayon.

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Origin and Etymology of rayon

irregular from 2ray


RAYON Defined for English Language Learners

rayon

noun

Definition of rayon for English Language Learners

  • : a smooth fiber that is used in making clothing


RAYON Defined for Kids

rayon

noun ray·on \ ˈrā-ˌän \

Definition of rayon for Students

: a cloth made with fibers produced chemically from cellulose


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