sat·​iny ˈsat-nē How to pronounce satiny (audio)
: having or resembling the soft usually lustrous smoothness of satin
a satiny finish

Examples of satiny in a Sentence

There's a satiny feel to the material. the satiny short coat of an Arabian horse
Recent Examples on the Web This one’s accompanied by satiny potato purée, and the sauce comes from one of two pots in which the week’s bones simmer all day and night. Lindsey Tramuta Thibault Montamat, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2023 If a demi-shine, satiny finish is more your speed, then swipe on a coat of Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lipstick. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2023 As the children ran around the Playa Vista park on Sunday morning, their satiny red qipaos, or traditional Chinese dresses, signaled that this was no ordinary day. Helen Lipodcast Producer, Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan. 2023 Anya Taylor-Joy’s sprightly yellow Dior look, consisting of a satiny bra top and long floor-length skirt, felt modern and timeless. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 10 Jan. 2023 The formula is vegan, cruelty-free, and feels like a satiny balm on the lips. Samantha Crompton, Condé Nast Traveler, 25 Aug. 2022 Fattier cuts also contain collagen-rich connective tissue, which melts into gelatin, which, in turn, thickens and enriches the stew while creating a satiny broth. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 7 Nov. 2022 This blouse gets its satiny texture thanks to rayon fabric, which keeps the shirt light and airy for warm-weather days. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of satiny was in 1693

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Cite this Entry

“Satiny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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