patent leather

pat·​ent leather | \ ˈpa-tᵊn(t)- How to pronounce patent leather (audio) , British usually ˈpā- \

Definition of patent leather

: a leather with a hard smooth glossy surface

Examples of patent leather in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My favorite purchase this month was this patent leather bag from Marge Sherwood (named after one of my favorite movie characters of all time). Alexis Bennett, Vogue, 1 Oct. 2021 Enter the wonders of patent leather—sophisticated enough for a family or business lunch with ample shine for a night out. Leah Faye Cooper, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Oct. 2021 The eclectic, bold new collection includes opulent color, sharp silhouettes and edgy patent leather. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 22 Sep. 2021 In June, Rodrigo posted a slideshow of photos featuring herself wearing a corset-like plaid mini dress with knee-high patent leather platforms, her hair tied in two tiny pigtails. Eliza Huber,, 27 Aug. 2021 Affleck went classic with his attire, appearing alongside the singer in a sharp black tuxedo, matching bow tie and black patent leather shoes. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 10 Sep. 2021 The shade was reimagined in patent leather jackets, mini dresses, and cool tie-dye prints. Sara Holzman, Marie Claire, 20 July 2021 In June, Beyoncé posted photos on Instagram of herself wearing a black patent leather strapless mini by David Koma. Eliza Huber,, 12 Aug. 2021 All the desks were white and all the conference chairs throughout the office were covered in black patent leather. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 9 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of patent leather

1816, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of patent leather was in 1816

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19 Oct 2021

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“Patent leather.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of patent leather

: a type of leather that has a hard and shiny surface

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