vis·​cose | \ ˈvi-ˌskōs How to pronounce viscose (audio) , -ˌskōz \

Definition of viscose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a viscous golden-brown solution made by treating cellulose with caustic alkali solution and carbon disulfide and used in making rayon and films of regenerated cellulose
2 : viscose rayon



Definition of viscose (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or made from viscose

Examples of viscose in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Available in four neutral colors, the Gabriela midi is made from a medium weight blend of viscose and nylon. Eden Lichterman,, 6 Aug. 2021 The viscose blouse has a V-neckline, short flutter sleeves, and an adjustable drawstring around the waist to create a peplum look. Carly Totten,, 13 Aug. 2021 The outer layer is made from viscose and rayon, and the shirt is completely lined with polyester. Eden Lichterman,, 27 July 2021 Thanks to its lightweight viscose fabric, the Amazon Essentials midi dress ensures breathability when temperatures rise. Emily Belfiore,, 8 July 2021 Made from stretch viscose jersey, this sweater is distinguished by its perfect fit. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 23 June 2021 This features a zippered pillow case with 43% viscose bamboo, 56.4% polyester, and 0.6% lycra. Chris Hachey, BGR, 11 June 2021 With a floss-style band at the hip, a cut-out that reveals a bit of pelvis, the turquoise stretch viscose trousers in question are definitely more provocative than jeans. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 27 May 2021 Constructing such hardworking garments from materials as flimsy as mesh, fishnet, and viscose is no small feat. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 27 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Grown in a chemical-free environment, this bamboo viscose sheet set is odor-resistant, breathable, and silky to the touch. Popular Science, 1 Dec. 2020 The company’s woven viscose bamboo threads are similar to silk and cashmere, offering luxury while remaining earth-friendly. Jean Chen Smith,, 13 May 2020 Super soft: The A blend of cotton and Outlast viscose fabric goes into the Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 26 Sep. 2018 Nautical pea and bomber jackets were cropped and buttoned, while cargo trousers fell perilously low on the hips, uniformly finished with a viscose denim trim. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 8 Jan. 2018 Ms. Kozen warned that viscose rayon is often wrongly marketed as environmentally friendly because it is derived from bamboo. Tatiana Schlossberg, New York Times, 24 May 2017

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First Known Use of viscose


1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for viscose


obsolete viscose, adjective, viscous

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The first known use of viscose was in 1896

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20 Sep 2021

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“Viscose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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