Leather with a glossy varnished surface, used chiefly for shoes, belts, and purses.
- 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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Syllabification: pat·ent leath·er
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