Definition of matelassé in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmat(ə)ˈlaseɪ/


[mass noun]
A silk or wool fabric woven so as to have a raised surface with a quilted appearance: [as modifier]: a bedspread in matelassé fabric
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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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