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
Nightly entertainment includes June 2: Vinyl Destination.
Approximately half the city’s cabs decorate their ceilings and doors in some kind of colorful plastic or vinyl sheeting.
The new look The faux brick flooring was replaced with luxury vinyl plank in soft gray, patterned to resemble end-grain wood.
Inside, Weber was busy, shuffling through her stash of antique vinyl records and spinnin', spinnin', spinnin.'
Producer Giles Martin (son of Beatles producer George Martin) released a 50th-anniversary stereo remix on CD, vinyl and streaming platforms Friday.
The garage took on some water, damaging a cardboard box containing about 100 of Upshall’s classic rock and pop vinyl records.
Fonograph Editions, a vinyl-only poetry press launched out of Portland, Ore., in 2016, aims to release two to three poetry LPs annually.
Peter Rivera watched Thursday as a man pulled up to his home and took to Rivera’s car with an Exacto knife, a squeegee, and several square yards of blue-and-white vinyl.
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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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