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matte

Definition of matte

  1. variant of 3mat 1



Variants of matte

or mattplay

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matte

adjective \ˈmat\

Simple Definition of matte

  • : having a surface that is not shiny

Full Definition of matte

  1. :  lacking or deprived of luster or gloss: as a :  having a usually smooth even surface free from shine or highlights <matte metals> <a matte finish> b :  having a rough or granular surface

Examples of matte

  1. a photograph with a matte finish

  2. <I chose a paint with a matte finish so the walls wouldn't be too shiny.>



Variants of matte

also mat or matt play \ˈmat\

Origin of matte

French mat, from Old French, faded, defeated


First Known Use: circa 1648

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3

matte

play
noun \ˈmat\

Definition of matte

  1. 1 :  a crude mixture of sulfides formed in smelting sulfide ores of metals (as copper, lead, or nickel)

  2. 2 :  a motion-picture effect in which part of a scene is blocked out and later replaced by footage containing other material (as a background painting)



Origin of matte

French, from Middle French, crude metal, curdled milk, from feminine of mat thick, dull, matte


First Known Use: 1839

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