Definition of sateen in English:
- Printed fabrics gave way to plain fabrics, and a lightweight furnishing cotton sateen became the fabric of choice for whole-cloth quilts.
- If you like the feel of satin or silk, but don't like sliding off the bed, choose a 100% cotton sateen weave.
- Made of 300-thread-count cotton Jacquard and sateen, they come in an array of florals so gosh-darn pretty you're likely to sleep with your eyes open.
Late 19th century: alteration of satin, on the pattern of velveteen.
satin from Late Middle English:
The word satin came via Old French from Arabic zaytūnī ‘of Tsinkiang’ which refers to a town in China. In the past satin was a silk fabric and China the main and at one time only source of silk. Late 19th-century sateen is an alteration of satin, on the pattern of velveteen. See also silk
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- British & World English dictionary
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