Definition of sateen
: a smooth durable lustrous fabric usually made of cotton in satin weave
Recent Examples of sateen from the Web
Fabric wall: A 77-foot wall lined with fabric options organized by color, including reds like ruby-red suede and sunset-pebble weave and blues like sapphire velvet and ocean sateen. 4.
Naomi Watts was decked out in a sleeveless blue sateen dress from Stella McCartney.
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Origin and Etymology of sateen
alteration of satin
First Known Use: circa 1878See Words from the same year
SATEEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sateen for English Language Learners
: smooth cloth that is like satin
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