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velour

noun ve·lour \və-ˈlu̇r\

Simple Definition of velour

  • : a type of cloth that resembles velvet

Full Definition of velour

plural velours play \-ˈlu̇rz\

  1. 1 :  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

  2. 2 :  a fur felt (as of rabbit or nutria) finished with a long velvety nap and used especially for hats

Variants of velour

or ve·lours play \və-ˈlu̇r\

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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