Definition of patent leather in English:

patent leather

Line breaks: pa¦tent lea¦ther
Pronunciation: /peɪtntˈlɛðə(r)


[mass noun]
  • Leather with a glossy varnished surface, used chiefly for shoes, belts, and handbags.
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    • Opt for black patent leather shoes or simple black leather if you don't want to spend money on a new pair.
    • Fabrics are conspicuous and exuberant: velvets, patent leather and faux crocodile leather.
    • I had removed my patent leather shoes after a while, for they foundered badly in the sand.

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