Definition of matelassé in English:


Syllabification: mat·e·las·sé
Pronunciation: /ˌmatlˌäˈsā, ˌmätlä-


  • (Of a silk or wool fabric) having a raised design like quilting.


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  • Fabric having a raised design like quilting.
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    • Of her many endorsed products, one is of special interest: her line of matelassé coverlets and shams - really, just bedcovers.


late 19th century: French, literally 'quilted', past participle of matelasser, from matelas 'mattress'.

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