sa·​teen | \ sa-ˈtēn How to pronounce sateen (audio) , sə- \

Definition of sateen

: a smooth durable lustrous fabric usually made of cotton in satin weave

Examples of sateen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 100% cotton sateen set comes with a quilt and two shams that are cool enough for hot summer nights and warm enough to keep you toasty on cold mornings. Rachel Murphy, USA TODAY, "The best deals to shop from Home Depot's competing Prime Day sale," 14 Oct. 2020 The outer fabric is a cotton sateen, which prevents feathers from poking out. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "10 Best Mattress Toppers of 2020, According to Bedding Experts," 14 Aug. 2020 Percale is lighter and more breathable, while sateen is the thicker, smoother and more snuggly option. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Luxury linens that are worth the price," 25 June 2020 Not so this sateen number, which comes with bottom button closures and ties in all corners to secure the duvet inside. Alexandra Cavallo, USA TODAY, "15 popular things to buy from this luxury bedding brand," 5 June 2020 More delicate materials, like silk or synthetic sateens are more likely to degrade during cleaning and can't be sanitized as throughly. Sara Rodrigues, House Beautiful, "How to Clean Face Masks Safely," 7 May 2020 Sofa fabric, wool sateen in Champagne; sofa pillows, camel hair; silk velvet in Brown—Holland & Sherry (T); House Beautiful, "December/January 2012 Issue Product Guide," 10 Oct. 2011 Like Crane & Canopy, Riley offers Oeko-Tex certified sateen and percale sheet sets, both of which are made from 100% long staple Egyptian cotton. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Luxury linens that are worth the price," 17 Dec. 2019 Made from 100% extra long-staple cotton that's imported from Portugal, the sateen sheets are heavier than the percale option. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "Luxury linens that are worth the price," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sateen

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sateen

alteration of satin

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“Sateen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sateen

: smooth cloth that is like satin

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