vinyl

noun
vi·nyl | \ˈvī-nᵊl \

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

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Other Words from vinyl

vinylic \vī-ˈni-lik \ adjective

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The collection features a total of eight items, including hoodies, T-shirts, black shorts and the vinyl record of the slain rapper's latest album, ?. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "XXXTentacion Memorial Merchandise Collection Released," 9 July 2018 Ironically, vinyl, the format CDs were meant to replace, will remain on the shelves at the brick and mortar retailer for at least another two years. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Another Era Ends: Best Buy Will No Longer Sell CDs," 2 July 2018 Nearby is Recycled Records, with a music-savvy staff overseeing an assortment of vinyl, cassettes and CDs. Natasha Bourlin, SFChronicle.com, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 While my father only listened to salsa on vinyl, Héctor Lavoe and Willie Colón and Ismael Rivera, my mother was all about Madonna. Longreads, "La Otra," 26 June 2018 In a similar vein, the ceiling is lined with Majilite Nytek vinyl, a porous material that breathes by transmitting moisture vapor through billions of tiny micropores. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Luxury camper van can go off grid for days," 6 Apr. 2018 There’s no news yet on a vinyl edition of Scorpion. Lars Brandle, Billboard, "Drake's 'Scorpion' Album Gets CD Release Date," 4 July 2018 The latter was released on CD last week, with a vinyl edition to follow in June. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Power pop veteran Matthew Sweet shares his art collection, new songs at rare CLT show | Charlotte Observer," 25 May 2018 Leather or vinyl upholstery, a feature some competitors offer, is missing. Kelsey Mays, USA TODAY, "Review: Hyundai Accent is all work and no show," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of vinyl

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for vinyl

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin vinum wine

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The first known use of vinyl was in 1863

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vinyl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of vinyl

: a plastic material that is used to make records, clothing, etc., and as a covering for floors, walls, furniture, etc.

vinyl

noun
vi·nyl | \ˈvī-nᵊl \

Kids Definition of vinyl

: a substance or product (as a fiber) made from an artificial plastic

vinyl

noun
vi·nyl | \ˈvīn-ᵊl \

Medical 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 (as a resin or a textile fiber) made from one

Other Words from vinyl

vinylic \vī-ˈnil-ik \ adjective

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