Definition of satin in English:

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satin

Pronunciation: /ˈsatn/

noun

1A smooth, glossy fabric, typically of silk, produced by a weave in which the threads of the warp are caught and looped by the weft only at certain intervals: [as modifier]: a blue satin dress
More example sentences
  • Acres of silk, satin, bamboo and quilted fabrics combined to create an opulent Oriental collection.
  • Her dress was deep blue satin, high waisted and plainly cut, the bosom moderately low; her long gloves were white kid.
  • Her dress, made from satin of the deepest blue, was tied at the back of her neck, leaving her shoulders and back bare.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting or having a surface or finish resembling satin, produced on metal or other material: an aluminum alloy with a black satin finish

adjective

Smooth like satin: a luxurious satin look
More example sentences
  • I heard it when I saw Chloe's face and that smooth, satin body.
  • Once this is accomplished, you should have a beautiful smooth, satin sheen.
  • I remember a drop of moisture sliding down a satin twig.

Derivatives

satiny

Pronunciation: /ˈsatnē/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, with a wooden spoon, an electric mixer, or a food processor until the dough is smooth and satiny.
  • I kicked my satiny white slippers across the room and flung myself face-down on my bed.
  • Thankfully, the flowers are lemon-scented and the dramatic red fruits contain satiny blue-black seeds that are edible raw or roasted and taste like peanuts.
Synonyms

Origin

Late Middle English: via Old French from Arabic zaytūnī 'of Tsinkiang', a town in China.

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  • 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

Words that rhyme with satin

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Syllabification: sat·in

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