satin stitch


: an embroidery stitch worked in parallel lines so closely and evenly as to resemble satin

Illustration of satin stitch

Illustration of satin stitch

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Chain stitch, satin stitch, back stitch, French knots. Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of satin stitch was in 1664

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Cite this Entry

“Satin stitch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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