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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Synonyms & Antonyms for satiny


buffed, burnished, glistening, glossy, lustrous, polished, rubbed, satin, sleek


dim, dull, flat, lusterless, matte (also mat)

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Examples of satiny in a Sentence

There's a satiny feel to the material. the satiny short coat of an Arabian horse

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The cheese has a satiny texture, an earthy bouquet and a mild flavor with a distinctive goaty aftertaste. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Farm to Cheese Board," 2 July 2018 Overly harsh with citrus, the fish was like an Italianate ceviche, and its acerbity drowned the satiny, subtle panna cotta. Kate Washington, sacbee, "If Allora can learn to relax a little, it will be one of the city's best restaurants | The Sacramento Bee," 11 May 2018 Here, because in many cases the pasta cooks in the soup itself, its starch thickens and enriches the broth, which, depending on the amount of water and the other ingredients, might take on a satiny gloss, or go very nearly creamy. Emily Horton, sacbee, "Legumes, vegetables enrich these simple, one-pot pasta dishes | The Sacramento Bee," 17 Apr. 2018 Its handle, whether madrone or oak, has a satiny finish and a weight that is reassuring rather than burdensome. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "The 19-year-old knife nomad who travels around California," 19 Mar. 2018 Schulz and design partner Adam Goldstein united the rooms with a palette of cerulean, soft white, satiny brass and dark wood. Valli Herman,, "The subtle ways the Hotel Figueroa's redesign is a tribute to women," 10 Mar. 2018 Nice to know someone’s sustaining the satiny-skivvies industry. Carolyn Hax, idahostatesman, "Boyfriend wears ladies’ lingerie and friend is freaked out | Idaho Statesman," 7 Feb. 2018 Arguably the greatest singer of the 20th century, Callas — eerily, well, radiant in a white satiny gown and rich red stole — was recreated for the occasion, down to the minutest movements of her hands and the subtlest facial gestures. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "What a Hologram of Maria Callas Can Teach Us About Opera," 15 Jan. 2018 Add oil and salt to dough and process until dough forms satiny, sticky ball that clears sides of workbowl, 30-60 seconds. Debbi Snook,, "Thin-Crust Pizza from America's Test Kitchen (recipe)," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of satiny

1786, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of satiny was in 1786

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English Language Learners Definition of satiny

: smooth and shiny like satin

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