- a regenerated, semisynthetic textile filament made from cellulose, cotton linters, or wood chips by treating these with caustic soda and carbon disulfide and passing the resultant solution, viscose, through spinnerets.
- fabric made of this filament.
- made of rayon.
Origin of rayon
Examples from the Web for rayon
But those are the important things to understand, with a character like Rayon.
I read that you, like Rayon, had your own personal battle with drugs during your teenage years.
OK, this is going to be a harsh transition back to Rayon, but did you ever go out on the town in drag?
Cords are made with surface coverings of several different materials: braided cotton, rayon or silk, and molded rubber or plastic.Electricity for the 4-H Scientist
Eric B. Wilson
Surprisingly enough, some industries such as the tobacco industry and the rayon and cellophane industries expanded considerably.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia
Dorothy M. Torpey
Ned, take a good look at that Chinese guy in the rayon bathrobe and let me know who he is.Arm of the Law
Has walking become an outmoded sport or are you trying to save wear and tear on rayon stockings?Saboteurs on the River
Mildred A. Wirt
- any of a number of textile fibres made from wood pulp or other forms of cellulose
- any fabric made from such a fibre
- (modifier) consisting of or involving rayona rayon shirt
Word Origin and History for rayon
1924, chosen by National Retail Dry Goods Association of America, probably from French rayon "beam of light, ray," from rai (see ray (n.1)), which also was used in Middle English as a name for a type of cloth. So called because it is shiny. A more marketable alternative than the original patented name, artificial silk (1884), or the intervening attempt, Glos, which was "killed by ridicule" ["Draper's Record," June 14, 1924].