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satin

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noun sat·in \ˈsa-tən\

Definition of satin

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

Examples of satin in a Sentence

  1. a dress made of satin

Origin and Etymology of satin

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


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satin

adjective sat·in

Definition of satin

  1. 1 :  made of or covered with satin

  2. 2 :  suggestive of satin especially in smooth lustrous appearance or sleekness to touch

Examples of satin in a Sentence

  1. the satin petals of a rose

First Known Use of satin

15th century


SATIN Defined for English Language Learners

satin

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Definition of satin for English Language Learners

  • : cloth that has a smooth, shiny surface

satin

adjective

Definition of satin for English Language Learners

  • : made of or covered with satin

  • : having a smooth and shiny surface


SATIN Defined for Kids

satin

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noun sat·in \ˈsa-tən\

Definition of satin for Students

  1. :  a cloth with a smooth shiny surface



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