Definition of velour in English:


Syllabification: ve·lour
Pronunciation: /vəˈlo͝or
(also velours)


  • 1A plush woven fabric resembling velvet, chiefly used for soft furnishings, casual clothing, and hats.
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    • 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 dated A hat made of velour.


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

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