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

Definition of leatherette

: imitation leather

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Standard furnishings are black leatherette/microfiber upholstery combined with piano-black and aluminum trim. Steve Siler, Car and Driver, "2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 Sedan, Coupe, and Cabriolet," 29 Mar. 2018 Seats are upholstered in black leatherette with Moonrock Gray inserts and contrast stitching. Davey G. Johnson, Car and Driver, "Egalitarian Dynamism: VW Announces V-6–Powered 2018 Passat GT for Production," 12 Jan. 2018 Sporting cosmetics inside include black leatherette seats with gray inserts and contrasting stitching, and good-looking faux carbon fiber trim on the doors and dash. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Volkswagen offers a roomy 2018 Passat GT that's fun to play with," 31 May 2018 Interiors come in Titan or Beige cloth for S and S 4Motion; Titan or Beige V-Tex Leatherette, or Quartz Gray/Titan Sport leatherette for SE and SEL, depending on model and/or exterior color chosen. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Golf SportWagen offers a sportier alternative to some small crossovers | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 3 Feb. 2018 In a happy California house designed by Matthew Leverone, an armchair in Robert Allen's Astamor adds a vivacious contrast to the master bedroom's neutral headboard, in Pindler & Pindler's Barstow leatherette. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Happy and Colorful Bedroom," 2 May 2014 Logitech says its leatherette ear pads should offer 50 percent more sound isolation than prior headsets. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Logitech’s new headset shows it’s serious about capturing the pro gaming market," 28 Mar. 2018 The Touring comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission at $26,590 and adds leatherette seating, 19-inch aluminum wheels, keyless entry, heated front seats, a six-way power driver’s seat, rear HVAC vents, and a power sunroof. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "Updated 2018 Mazda 6 Is Only Fractionally More Expensive," 15 Mar. 2018 My Mini had carbon black leatherette upholstery, with Hazy Gray plastic trim on the door panels and dash. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Mini electrifies the Countryman, with plug-in hybrid drive system | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 Jan. 2018

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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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