panne

noun
\ ˈpan How to pronounce panne (audio) \

Definition of panne

1 : a silk or rayon velvet with lustrous pile flattened in one direction

called also panne velvet

2 : a heavy silk or rayon satin with high luster and waxy smoothness

First Known Use of panne

circa 1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for panne

French, from Old French penne, panne fur used for lining, from Latin pinna feather, wing — more at pen

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Cite this Entry

“Panne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/panne. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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