Definition of Tencel in English:


Syllabification: Ten·cel
Pronunciation: /ˈtensel


  • A cellulosic fiber obtained from wood pulp using recyclable solvents; a fabric made from this.
    More example sentences
    • Tencel is touted as more environment-friendly.
    • Tencel is a pure cellulosic fibre though it is man-made.
    • This dissolves fabrics made of cellulose fibers, such as cotton, linen, rayon and Tencel ®.


1960s (proprietary name of various yarns and fabrics): an invented word.

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