Definition of panne in English:

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Pronunciation: /pan/
(also panne velvet)


[mass noun]
A glossy fabric resembling velvet, made of silk or rayon and having a flattened pile.
Example sentences
  • The ensemble includes panne velvet cape with neck and belly strap, with attached leopard print collar and tie on pimp hat.
  • Bodywrappers offers lightweight crushed (panne) velvet jazz pants and, if your school doesn't specify ‘black only,’ you may want to check out the hand-dyed jazz pants in lilac, royal, and white swirls from Watercolours.
  • This dress, representative of the transition from 1920s to 1930s styles, is made of unlined panne velvet and is accompanied by a waist-length jacket of the same material.


Late 18th century: from French, of unknown origin.

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