noun \ˈsa-tən\

: cloth that has a smooth, shiny surface

Full Definition of SATIN

:  a fabric (as of silk) in satin weave with lustrous face and dull back

Examples of SATIN

  1. a dress made of satin

Origin of SATIN

Middle English, from Anglo-French, probably from Arabic zaytūnī, literally, of Zaytūn, seaport in China during the Middle Ages
First Known Use: 14th century



: made of or covered with satin

: having a smooth and shiny surface

Full Definition of SATIN

:  made of or covered with satin
:  suggestive of satin especially in smooth lustrous appearance or sleekness to touch

Examples of SATIN

  1. <the satin petals of a rose>

First Known Use of SATIN

15th century

Rhymes with SATIN


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Fabric constructed by the satin weaving method, one of the three basic textile weaves. Satin weave superficially resembles twill but does not have the regular step in each successive weft that characterizes twills. Thus, there is no strong diagonal line, and the fabric is smooth-faced, with an unbroken surface made up of long floating warp yarns. Because satins are susceptible to the wear caused by rubbing and snagging, they are considered luxury fabrics. Satin is made in different weights for various uses, including dresses (particularly evening wear), linings, bedspreads, and upholstery. Though originally of silk, it may be made of yarns of other fibres.


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