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velour

Line breaks: vel¦our
Pronunciation: /vəˈlʊə
 
/
(also velours)

Definition of velour in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A plush woven fabric resembling velvet, used for soft furnishings, casual clothing,and hats: [as modifier]: velour curtains
More example sentences
  • It's a lot easier to clean the kind of mess young kids make from leather trim than it is from some of that plush velour material.
  • I walked into a lavish guest bedroom with a four-poster bed and heavy velour curtains.
  • Velvet, faux fur and velour are rich, soft to the touch fabrics that can be used for comforters, blankets and throw pillows.
1.1 [count noun] dated A hat made of velour.

Origin

early 18th century: from French velours 'velvet', from Old French velour, from Latin villosus 'hairy', from villus (see velvet).

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