Definition of Orlon in English:

Orlon

noun

trademark
  • [mass noun] A synthetic acrylic fibre used for textiles and knitwear, or a fabric made from it:

    [as modifier] ‘tight-fitting Orlon sweaters’
    • ‘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.

Pronunciation

Orlon

/ˈɔːlɒn/