- vinyl (n.)
- in modern use, in reference to a plastic or synthetic resin, 1939, short for polyvinyl; not in widespread use until late 1950s. Slang meaning "phonograph record" (1976) replaced wax (n.) in that sense. In chemistry, vinyl was used from 1851 as the name of a univalent radical derived from ethylene, from Latin vinum "wine" (see wine (n.)), because ethyl alcohol is the ordinary alcohol present in wine.
- 1. Meanwhile, sales of vinyl records halved in 1992 to just 6.7m.
- 2. This compilation was first issued on vinyl in 1984.
- 3. Vinyl can be laid in sheet or tile form.
- 4. Many households have dispensed with their old-fashioned vinyl turntable.
- 5. It's a vinyl doll with movable arms and legs.
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