sateen

noun

sa·​teen sa-ˈtēn How to pronounce sateen (audio)
sə-
: a smooth durable lustrous fabric usually made of cotton in satin weave

Examples of sateen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When laying underneath it, testers noted that the Parachute Sateen Duvet Cover is cool to the touch—this is because of cotton sateen’s naturally breathable fibers. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 June 2023 Percale cotton sheets are lighter, crisper and more breathable than sateen. Lindsey M. Roberts, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2023 Both brands offer percale, sateen and linen sheets. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 15 Dec. 2022 In the lab’s extensive testing, Brooklinen’s sateen Luxe Core sheet set ($159-$239, brooklinen.com) was the winner in the cotton category. Lindsey M. Roberts, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2023 The dress is made from silk sateen, this fabric that’s very unforgiving. Todd Plummer, Harper's BAZAAR, 12 Jan. 2023 Common fabrics include cotton, linen, silk, bamboo, flannel, faux fur or suede, microfiber, and sateen. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Jan. 2023 Made of 400 thread-count, these 100 percent cotton sateen are soft to the touch and resist wrinkling, thanks to an innovative treatment process. John Thompson, Men's Health, 5 Dec. 2022 Brooklinen's cotton sateen set is one of our all-time favorites. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 15 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

alteration of satin

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sateen was in 1815

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“Sateen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sateen. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

sateen

noun
sa·​teen sa-ˈtēn How to pronounce sateen (audio)
: a glossy cotton fabric resembling satin

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