suede

noun
\ ˈswād \
variants: or less commonly suède

Definition of suede

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : leather with a napped surface
2 : a fabric finished with a nap to simulate suede

suede

verb
sueded; sueding

Definition of suede (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to give a suede finish or nap to (a fabric or leather)

intransitive verb

: to give cloth or leather a suede finish

Examples of suede in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Loughry, whose $353,000 in renovations included a $32,000 blue suede couch and a $7,500 wood-inlay floor map of West Virginia, has blamed former court administrator Steve Canterbury for the spending and fired him in January 2017. John Raby, The Seattle Times, "Trials adding up for West Virginia Supreme Court justices," 2 Oct. 2018 The piece was rounded like a soft boomerang and came elevated in earthy, buttery suede. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "Why the Hobo Bag Should Make a Comeback in 2019," 24 Dec. 2018 In one of these shots, Harry wears a classy navy windowpane patterned suit with brown suede detailing at the cuffs and lapel, and lime green edging on the suit and pockets. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Harry Styles Hung Out With Lambs and Piglets in New Gucci Campaign," 18 Sep. 2018 Despite the steep heel height and pointed-toe fit, cushioned insoles make these velvety smooth suede shoes surprisingly comfortable. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "The 6 Brands of Shoes Meghan Markle Always Has in Her Closet," 10 Dec. 2018 Her stilettos were leopard print, her skirt leather, her coat suede, in a warm ocher color that would have blended nicely with the red-earth airstrips of the African bush. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Melania Trump Gave Us All a Valuable Lesson in How Not to Dress in Africa," 9 Oct. 2018 The 2018 Silver Arrow’s seat and steering wheel are clad in a classy tan leather, the interior of the cockpit is dressed in a mix of polished aluminum and gray suede, and the floor is a pinstriped walnut. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Mercedes’ EQ Silver Arrow blends classic design with electric superpowers," 3 Oct. 2018 Fringes along the bottom match the colors perfectly in strips of suede. Joan Juliet Buck, ELLE Decor, "The Greatness of Milan Through the Lens of Bottega Veneta," 29 Aug. 2018 Get your fill of caramel, toffee, coffee, suede, bone, and vanilla shades in these neutral makeup palettes. Allure, "The 10 Sexiest Nude Makeup Palettes," 26 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The signature suede classic and limited shades of the pointe flat can also be made to measure starting at $275. Nerissa Pacio Itchon, San Francisco Chronicle, "Margaux pop-up elevates flats for SF women," 1 Feb. 2018 BUY NOW: Suede penny loafers ($625) by Tod's, mrporter.com For Bad Scuffs, Use a Knife Scuffs on suede are generally nothing more than a spot on the grain that has gotten too matted down. Scott Christian, Esquire, "The Right Way to Keep Your Suede Shoes Clean," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of suede

Noun

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1921, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for suede

Noun

French gants de Suède Swedish gloves

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The first known use of suede was in 1883

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More Definitions for suede

suede

noun

English Language Learners Definition of suede

: soft leather that has been rubbed on one side to make a surface that looks and feels like velvet

suede

noun
\ ˈswād \

Kids Definition of suede

: leather tanned and rubbed so that it is soft and has a nap

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