from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A style of abstract painting allied to futurism, developed about 1911, in which forms are depicted as emitting rays of light.
French rayonisme, from rayon, ray (translation of Russian luchizm, from luch, ray); see rayon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Larionov's manifesto on Rayonism stated that it is a synthesis of Cubism, Futurism, and Orphism.