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Definition of "rayon" [ray•on]

  • Any of several synthetic textile fibers produced by forcing a cellulose solution through fine spinnerets and solidifying the resulting filaments. (noun)
  • A fabric so woven or knit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rayon" in a sentence
  • "Also known to many designers as “art silk,” rayon is a semi-synthetic fabric that is a great alternative to silk."
  • "The one major drawback of rayon is that it will wrinkle so it is better to use it on a surface that won’t have a lot of people lounging on it."
  • "The same shallow thinking can be applied to rayon, which is a generic term for nearly any natural cellulose fiber that's processed to make fabrics."