1 (also duchesse satin) A soft, heavy, glossy kind of satin, usually of silk.
- Her duchesse satin jacket has the potential to be one of the hits of the collection.
- The bride, given in marriage by her father Nickey, looked radiant in an ivory strapless duchesse satin dress with beaded neckline.
- The makers of white duchesse satin are upping production.
Late 18th century (sense 2): from French, literally 'duchess'.
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