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Orlon Line breaks: Orlon
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːlɒn/

Definition of Orlon in English:


[mass noun] trademark
A synthetic acrylic fibre used for textiles and knitwear, or a fabric made from it: [as modifier]: tight-fitting Orlon sweaters
More example sentences
  • The development of Orlon® acrylic fiber stemmed from DuPont’s work on rayon.
  • Basketball players were recruited and wore Orlon socks on one foot and socks of other textiles on the other in practice sessions.


1950s: invented word, on the pattern of nylon.

Words that rhyme with Orlon

epsilon • nylon
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