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 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 That's where Cariloha Bamboo resort sateen sheets come in. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Luxe Bedding Is Made Out of Bamboo, And It's Twice as Soft as Cotton," 22 Oct. 2019 But the star of the kit was a new field jacket, which was (somewhat confusingly) also called the M-43—a nine-ounce, tightly woven cotton sateen garment, drab olive in color, sporting big pockets on the chest and at the hips. Rachel S. Gross, The Atlantic, "The Military Origins of Layering," 15 Sep. 2019 Threaded Home: Save $20 on percale and sateen sheet sets through 7/8. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "All the best 4th of July sales to shop this week," 3 July 2019 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

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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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8 Jan 2020

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“Sateen.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sateen

: smooth cloth that is like satin

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