Definition of vinyl
1 : a monovalent radical CH2=CH derived from ethylene by removal of one hydrogen atom
2 : a polymer of a vinyl compound or a product (such as a resin or a textile fiber) made from such a polymer
vinylicplay \vī-ˈni-lik\ adjective
Recent Examples of vinyl from the Web
Meanwhile, companies that still produce vinyl have struggled to keep up with demand.
Vinyl siding, which covers the wood of the two-unit structure, is discolored and buckling.
So shoe companies put ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), polyurethane, or special proprietary blends of similar foamy materials in the midsole to soften some of the impact, explains Schoene.
All of them are all back on the charts with new group, duo or solo albums that, more than ever, studiously aim to recapture the sounds that once captivated the public’s imagination — on resurgent vinyl yet.
The album is available for pre-order in digital, CD and vinyl formats.
Springsteen spins on vinyl in the space resplendent in dark wood and exposed brick.
In simpler times, transparent vinyl bags were mainly beach gear for stashing wet towels or keeping paperbacks, keys, and cash dry and sand-free.
Nightly entertainment includes June 2: Vinyl Destination.
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Origin and Etymology of vinyl
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin vinum wine
First Known Use: 1863See Words from the same year
VINYL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vinyl for English Language Learners
: a plastic material that is used to make records, clothing, etc., and as a covering for floors, walls, furniture, etc.
VINYL Defined for Kids
Definition of vinyl for Students
: a substance or product (as a fiber) made from an artificial plastic
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