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

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Also softer sheets with a high thread count, such as sateens, which are very light and thin, might not be as durable as sheets in other weaves and thread counts. Hannah Morrill, ELLE Decor, "The Best Luxury Sheets For the Perfect Night's Sleep," 15 Nov. 2018 Alternatively, their sateen sheets have a thread count of 480 and feel silkier. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "How Often Should You Replace Your Sheets Set?," 11 Jan. 2019 Some may go to bat for the other cotton standard, sateen, which has a more open weave—one thread over four—and a heavier drape. Kelsey Keith, Curbed, "My holy grail bed sheets—that friends also love," 23 Aug. 2018 Fendi embroidered fitted sweater $790, Fendi Buy Now Tom Ford slim cotton sateen jeans $650, Tom Ford Buy Now Anderson & Sheppard Cotton Sweater $330, Mr. The Editors Of Gq, GQ, "How to Wear Pink the Right Way, Right Now," 30 Mar. 2018 Attractive sheets available in percale and sateen made up of 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton and linen made from pure European flax without the use of chemicals or synthetics. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Trend Alert: The Most High-Tech Comforters And Sheets To Keep You Cool, Chic, And Comfy," 16 Feb. 2018 The first is deciding between sateen or percale, two types of fabrics with slightly different feels. Andrew Goble, GQ, "The Best Sheets Will Make You Unreasonably Excited to Go to Sleep," 14 Mar. 2018 Some other weaves to consider: ultra-soft and lustrous sateen, and flannel, with a nappy texture perfect for cooler climates. 4. Laura Eckstein, House Beautiful, "5 Tips for Choosing Bed Linens," 7 Oct. 2013 For weave, there's percale, a plain-weave textile, or sateen, a satin-weave textile which has a shinier, more luxurious feel to it. Scot Meacham Wood, House Beautiful, "7 Steps to Your Perfect Bed," 9 June 2014

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First Known Use of sateen

circa 1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sateen

alteration of satin

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English Language Learners Definition of sateen

: smooth cloth that is like satin

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