leatherette

noun, often attributive
leath·​er·​ette | \ ˌle-t͟hə-ˈret How to pronounce leatherette (audio) \

Definition of leatherette

: imitation leather

Examples of leatherette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ambience is enhanced by many upscale touches, such as soft leatherette padding, rear window sun shades, matte chrome switchgear and piano black trim intersperse among the hard-plastic trim. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Outstanding design and green credibility make Sonata Limited Hybrid a sedan to covet (review)," 3 Oct. 2020 That color also dictated the color of the leatherette seat coverings. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "Unrestored 1968 Volkswagen keeps it original charm," 31 Jan. 2020 The luxury-adjacent Mazda CX-5 can be had in its mid-tier Touring trim with all-wheel drive, leatherette seating, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and an engine with an even number of cylinders for less than $30,000. Annie White, Car and Driver, "Ford's New Escape Leaves a Bitter Aftertaste," 27 Jan. 2020 Similar to the American Motors Levi Editions of the 1970s, the Denim Edition’s interior evokes the feeling of denim with leatherette and cloth blue seats, and an exterior finished in blue and capped by a white roof. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "The Hyundai Venue debuts for 2020 offering flash, not dash," 1 Feb. 2020 Go for fabrics at least one millimeter thick; suede, velvet, leather and leatherette are stylish options for absorbing excess noise. Eustacia Huen, Twin Cities, "Can’t sleep? You probably need to make these changes.," 9 Aug. 2019 These stood out from the rest because of their comfortable leatherette headphones and excellent sound quality, which delivers each note of the game with depth and clarity. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, "The 25 best gifts for teenage boys of 2019," 22 Oct. 2019 Go for fabrics at least one millimeter thick; suede, velvet, leather and leatherette are stylish options for absorbing excess noise. Eustacia Huen, Twin Cities, "Can’t sleep? You probably need to make these changes.," 9 Aug. 2019 Go for fabrics at least one millimeter thick; suede, velvet, leather and leatherette are stylish options for absorbing excess noise. Eustacia Huen, Twin Cities, "Can’t sleep? You probably need to make these changes.," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of leatherette

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leatherette

from Leatherette, a trademark

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15 Oct 2020

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“Leatherette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leatherette. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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