Definition of rayon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrāˌän/


A textile fiber or fabric made from regenerated cellulose (viscose).
Example sentences
  • The chemical is used in the production of textiles such as rayon and viscose.
  • Cotton and rayon are cellulosic fibre and may be cleaned using all cleaning methods.
  • The most important of these were developments from combinations of cellulose which made possible a wide range of new products including parkesine (the first commercial plastic), photographic film, and viscose rayon.


1920s: an arbitrary formation.

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Syllabification: ray·on

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