Definition of matelassé in English:

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matelassé

Pronunciation: /ˌmatlˌäˈsā/ Pronunciation: /ˌmätlä-/

adjective

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

noun

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

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mat·e·las·sé

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