Definition of Orlon in English:

Orlon

noun

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

    • ‘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

/ˈôrlän/