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
The shirt is made of rayon.
Recent Examples of rayon from the Web
Cotton, for example, is more breathable than polyester or rayon.
Tampons are typically made from cotton or rayon or pulp fiber, but advocates are concerned about potential contamination with toxic dioxins that could occur when the fibers are bleached with chlorine compounds.
Synthetic fibers or rayon are often blended with cotton thread, especially if there is a cotton shortage, as there was in 2011, or if the price of cotton goes up.
Ms. Kozen warned that viscose rayon is often wrongly marketed as environmentally friendly because it is derived from bamboo.
Depending on the type, they may be grown for edible shoots, cellulose fiber for the production of rayon, and material so strong it is used for ladders, bridges, tall buildings, swords – and bamboo canes for staking plants.
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Origin and Etymology of rayon
irregular from 2ray
First Known Use: 1924See Words from the same year
RAYON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rayon for English Language Learners
: a smooth fiber that is used in making clothing
RAYON Defined for Kids
Definition of rayon for Students
: a cloth made with fibers produced chemically from cellulose
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