satin weave


: a weave in which warp threads interlace with filling threads to produce a smooth-faced fabric

Examples of satin weave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, its cotton sateen exterior is cotton spun into a satin weave, with a tight yarn that offers the breathable benefits of cotton with a softer finish against the skin. Isabella Ubaldi, Health, 29 Aug. 2023 Generally, it’s thought that silk (in this case, with a satin weave) is the best material to sleep on for your hair and skin (that's also why silk pillowcases are so popular). Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 31 July 2023 Satin sheets, as the name would imply, feature a satin weave. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 14 June 2023 Most silk sheets use a satin weave, but there are also satin sheets made with synthetic polyester fibers. Amanda Constantine, Good Housekeeping, 14 Dec. 2022 Sateen fabric has a satin weave, meaning the yarn in one direction floats over several yarns in the opposite direction to create a silky smooth surface. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 15 Dec. 2022 Your main choices are percale (a basic, grid-like weave that feels light and crisp) or sateen (a satin weave that feels smooth). Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 18 Nov. 2022 Saidmurod invited us to sit on a dais in his inner courtyard, in the shade of pomegranate trees and grapevines, and told us about his fabrics, such as the atlas cloth, a satin weave, with a silk warp and weft, that his mother had taught him to make. Anna Sherman Maxime Fossat, New York Times, 3 Nov. 2022 Another popular option is sateen, a satin weave made of cotton for a smoother feel that our testers tend to love. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 26 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of satin weave was circa 1883

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“Satin weave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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satin weave

: a weave that produces a fabric with a smooth face

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