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Orlon

Syllabification: Or·lon
Pronunciation: /ˈôrlän
 
/

Definition of Orlon in English:

noun

trademark
A synthetic acrylic fiber used for textiles and knitwear, or a fabric made from it.
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with Orlon

epsilonnylon

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