patent leather

noun
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 To elevate the casual look, Lipa opted for a pair of black patent leather ankle strap heels. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Dua Lipa Opts for a Remixed Cropped Hoodie," 29 Sep. 2020 My favorite outfit would probably be the red patent leather coat with the leopard-print turtleneck and matching leopard-print boots! Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Julia Garner’s Secret to Her Rosy Glow Is a Three-in-One Makeup Product," 11 Sep. 2020 Tory's famous flats are also on sale today: These Eddy Naplak patent leather ballet flats, once $198, are $99 with the discount. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Tory Burch's Private Sale is here with discounts of up to 70%—but not for long," 24 Aug. 2020 The 22-year-old makeup mogul dropped the news this weekend via an announcement post on Instagram that features a photo of the stunning cover and Jenner looking as cool as ever in a patent leather ensemble. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "Kylie Jenner Is Wearing the Sleekest White Manicure on the Cover of *Vogue* Hong Kong," 2 Aug. 2020 Nike’s patent leather hides behind the disheveled graffiti designs by Futura. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Laced Up: This Week's Coolest Sneaker Sightings With Bhad Bhabie, Russ & More," 14 Feb. 2020 Students tried to honor a few graduation mainstays: Many of the boys wore black dress pants and patent leather shoes under their gowns, while girls dressed up in heels and flowing dresses. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "Parade with hundreds of cars salutes Mesa Mountain View grads," 17 May 2020 With the aid of some black patent leather pumps and a sinister score, her Bad Therapist character becomes a truly entertaining and unpredictable twist on the femme fatale. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Bad Therapy’ fails to cash in on an intriguing idea of psychobabblery," 15 Apr. 2020 Mix Textures For an off-duty look, find a pair of leggings made from some sort of non-performance material, like a shiny patent leather. Glamour, "The New Rules of Wearing Leggings: The Kendall Jenner Edition," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of patent leather

1816, in the meaning defined above

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6 Oct 2020

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“Patent leather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patent%20leather. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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patent leather

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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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