sat·​iny | \ ˈsat-nē How to pronounce satiny (audio) , ˈsa-tᵊn-ē \

Definition of satiny

: having or resembling the soft usually lustrous smoothness of satin a satiny finish

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There's a satiny feel to the material. the satiny short coat of an Arabian horse
Recent Examples on the Web Swathed in pastel satiny gowns, Doris Day sparkles in this frothy musical as a Far Rockaway singer caught in a kooky love trap on a cruise ship faux-docking in Havana, Trinidad and Brazil. Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "18 Movies to Stream Instead of Taking a Vacation," 20 June 2020 Mix in 1 more cup of flour, switch to a dough hook and/or knead in 2-1/4 more cups of bread flour until smooth and satiny. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "Baking in the time of coronavirus: Bread is hot topic at home and away," 16 Apr. 2020 Whisking constantly, bring the mixture to a boil until the pastry cream thickens and is satiny and smooth like pudding, about 5 minutes. Washington Post, "This pretty breakfast Danish is as easy to make as a toaster waffle," 14 Oct. 2019 But their satiny sound remained intimate, the instrumentation enfolding drummer Julien Ehrlich’s upper-register vocals and Max Kakacek’s economical guitar fills. Greg Kot,, "Concert review: Whitney makes small moments count at Thalia Hall," 3 Dec. 2019 On the continuum from slightly textured to exquisitely satiny spuds, use a potato masher (rustic, but fine!), ricer (nicer!), or food mill fitted with the finest disk (woooow!). Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "The Perfect Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Have Arrived," 23 Oct. 2019 In a satiny all-black look that evoked hostess pajama dress of the 1940s, Santo Domingo sat on a velvet bench on the ground floor of her Gramercy Park home. Vogue, "At Last Night’s Moda Operandi Cocktail Party, Lauren Santo Domingo Was—Once Again—the Ultimate Hostess," 6 Sep. 2019 Expect suiting—both traditional black and more fashion-forward satiny turquoise—polished separates, and sophisticated pieces to go from office to everywhere else. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Henning Is Your New Go-To for Plus-Size Work Clothes," 3 Sep. 2019 But then there’s the satiny tenderness in her voice, the sense of real joy, the subtle hint of deliverance. New York Times, "The Week in Arts: Lalah Hathaway, Clay Play and ‘Douglas’," 20 July 2019

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First Known Use of satiny

1693, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of satiny was in 1693

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27 Jun 2020

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“Satiny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of satiny

: smooth and shiny like satin

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