satin

noun
sat·​in | \ ˈsa-tᵊn How to pronounce satin (audio) \

Definition of satin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a fabric (as of silk) in satin weave with lustrous face and dull back

satin

adjective

Definition of satin (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : made of or covered with satin
2 : suggestive of satin especially in smooth lustrous appearance or sleekness to touch

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Synonyms & Antonyms for satin

Synonyms: Adjective

buffed, burnished, glistening, glossy, lustrous, polished, rubbed, satiny, sleek

Antonyms: Adjective

dim, dull, flat, lusterless, matte (also mat)

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Examples of satin in a Sentence

Noun

a dress made of satin

Adjective

the satin petals of a rose

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The legendary Italian fabric company Taroni has given us wonderful archive satins in the signature colors of the evening, which are sustainable by their very nature, and they are being used for the program covers. Vogue, "A Lightness of Being—Hamish Bowles on Creative Directing the 2018 Green Carpet Fashion Awards," 23 Sep. 2018 The same style is also available in vibrant pink and yellow satin. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney Wore a Slinky Velvet Minidress to Jennifer Aniston's 50th Birthday Party," 10 Feb. 2019 Pastel, satin, and the retro, structured bag make a major comeback. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "5 Accessory Trends You'll See Everywhere This Year," 24 Jan. 2019 Pablo Picasso and Jean-Antoine Watteau painted Pierrot Karl Lagerfeld conjured him in pink satin in the 1980s. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Fashion Loves a Clown: Here, 24 Big Top Looks That Prove It From Dior Haute Couture to Alexander McQueen," 21 Jan. 2019 Cyrus chose an ivory silk satin corseted draped gown by Vivienne Westwood. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus Stuns in a Vivienne Westwood Wedding Dress as She Dances to 'Uptown Funk'," 27 Dec. 2018 Fashioned from bright red satin with a clear overlay, the Off-White boots are the kind of statement piece that start a conversation. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Céline Dion Goes Full Futuristic Diva With Her Latest Instagram Selfie," 1 Aug. 2018 Her eyes seem to have lost their vigour, her complexion is now a dirty negligee pink satin. Constance Grady, Vox, "13 amazing facts about Princess Margaret from Craig Brown’s new biography," 14 Aug. 2018 The tinted formula comes in 10 finishes (two matte, two shimmery, and six satin) that range from deep (yet sheer!) berry to pale pink and orange, though my shade of choice is the original 001, which gives your mouth the subtlest of pink glows. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "The 5 Truly Spectacular Beauty Products I'm Loving This Week," 3 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

With an all gold background that complements her shining hair, the singer/actress wears a gold satin sleeveless dress. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Is Actually Glowing in This Affordable Slip," 9 Jan. 2019 Edith Whats is cutting apart a white satin wedding dress at her home in rural Indiana. Kate Bennis, Good Housekeeping, "These Angel Gowns Bring Comfort to Grieving Families," 26 Dec. 2018 The actress’s glittering satin adornment extended sideways well past her shoulders and down to her elbows, a bow that had mutated into a pair of wings. Elizabeth Holmes, WSJ, "Can a Grown Woman Wear a Hair Bow?," 13 Feb. 2019 The 36-year-old actress teamed the trench, with billowing sleeves, layered lapels and a huge collar, with relaxed blue jeans (likely a bargain, knowing her taste in denim), a simple satin shirt, and pointed white boots. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra and Sophia Bush Are Both Loving This Bold and Bright Yellow Trench," 28 Jan. 2019 The suites boast full bars, Dyson hair dryers, satin robes, and complimentary make-up kits. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "This Hotel Room Was Designed To Look Good On Instagram," 8 Nov. 2018 There are three pieces: a cotton tank top, logo bikini bottom, and satin robe. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Rihanna Designed a Savage X Fenty Lingerie Capsule to Benefit Her Foundation—And Everything's Under $100," 21 Sep. 2018 Complementing her look, John Legend went for an all-black ensemble in a satin bomber jacket. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chrissy Teigen and John Legend's Stylish Family Outing With Luna Is Too Cute To Handle," 1 June 2018 Covergirl Trublend Liquid Makeup Makeup artist Emily Cheng name-checks Covergirl's Trublend liquid foundation for its fresh-faced finish, which lands somewhere in between dewy and satin. Allure, "The 17 Best Drugstore Foundations for All Your Coverage Needs," 6 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of satin

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for satin

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, probably from Arabic zaytūnī, literally, of Zaytūn, seaport in China during the Middle Ages

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satin bowerbird

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satin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of satin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: cloth that has a smooth, shiny surface

satin

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of satin (Entry 2 of 2)

: made of or covered with satin
: having a smooth and shiny surface

satin

noun
sat·​in | \ ˈsa-tᵊn How to pronounce satin (audio) \

Kids Definition of satin

: a cloth with a smooth shiny surface

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