noun, often attributive \və-ˈlr\

: a type of cloth that resembles velvet

plural velours \-ˈlrz\

Full Definition of VELOUR

:  any of various fabrics with a pile or napped surface resembling velvet used in heavy weights for upholstery and curtains and in lighter weights for clothing; also :  the article of clothing itself
:  a fur felt (as of rabbit or nutria) finished with a long velvety nap and used especially for hats

Variants of VELOUR

ve·lour or ve·lours \və-ˈlr\

Origin of VELOUR

French velours velvet, velour, from Middle French velours, velour, from Old French velous, from Old Occitan velos, from Latin villosus shaggy, from villus shaggy hair — more at velvet
First Known Use: 1794


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