rayon

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noun ray·on \ˈrā-ˌän\

Definition of rayon

  1. 1 :  any of a group of smooth textile fibers made from regenerated cellulose by extrusion through minute holes

  2. 2 :  a rayon yarn, thread, or fabric

Examples of rayon in a sentence

  1. The shirt is made of rayon.

Origin and Etymology of rayon

irregular from 2ray


First Known Use: 1924


RAYON Defined for English Language Learners

rayon

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noun ray·on \ˈrā-ˌän\

Definition of rayon for English Language Learners

  • : a smooth fiber that is used in making clothing


RAYON Defined for Kids

rayon

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noun ray·on \ˈrā-ˌän\

Definition of rayon for Students

  1. :  a cloth made with fibers produced chemically from cellulose


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