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matte

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matt

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Definition of matte

  1. variant spellings of 3mat 1

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matte

adjective \ˈmat\
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matt

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Definition of matte

  1. :  lacking or deprived of luster (see 2luster 1) or gloss: such asa :  having a usually smooth even surface free from shine or highlights matte metals a matte finishb :  having a rough or granular (see granular 1) surface

Examples of matte in a Sentence

  1. a photograph with a matte finish

  2. I chose a paint with a matte finish so the walls wouldn't be too shiny.

Origin and Etymology of matte

French mat, from Old French, faded, defeated


First Known Use: circa 1648

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matte

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noun \ˈmat\

Definition of matte

  1. 1 :  a crude mixture of sulfides formed in smelting sulfide ores of metals (such as copper, lead, or nickel)

  2. 2 :  a motion-picture effect in which part of a scene is blocked out and later replaced by footage containing other material (such as a background painting)

Origin and Etymology of matte

French, from Middle French, crude metal, curdled milk, from feminine of mat thick, dull, matte


First Known Use: 1839

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MATTE Defined for English Language Learners

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matte

adjective \ˈmat\

Definition of matte for English Language Learners

  • : having a surface that is not shiny



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