Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

panne

play
noun \ˈpan\

Definition of panne

  1. 1 :  a silk or rayon velvet with lustrous pile flattened in one direction —called also panne velvet

  2. 2 :  a heavy silk or rayon satin with high luster and waxy smoothness



Origin and Etymology of panne

French, from Old French penne, panne fur used for lining, from Latin pinna feather, wing — more at pen


First Known Use: circa 1794

Rhymes with panne


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up panne? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

Get Word of the Day daily email!