Definition of suede
1 : leather with a napped surface
2 : a fabric finished with a nap to simulate suede
Recent Examples of suede from the Web
Available at the brand's two Saint-Topez boutiques (and online), there are dozens of color combinations, models and materials to choose from, like a soft, rust colored suede mule or a python skin, gladiator style sandal.
The Tungsten Edition is Ram’s highest trim level with niceties like a suede headliner — the first time it’s been tried in a truck, according to Morrison — and the most leather of any truck in the marketplace.
The Tungsten is distinguished from the more plebeian Ram Limited by a segment-first suede headliner, exclusive white-and-indigo leather not unlike that in the Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit, real wood trim, and body-color exterior components.
An industrial-looking scissor-lift-esque console from Kittles with a '70s stereo pairs with a massive TV mounted over a taupe suede couch from a past relationship — all under a sleek, bladeless chrome ceiling fan.
Customers can chose from 31 leather colors, and eight in suede-like Alcantara, but a special request — say, matching your seats to that favorite belt — isn’t considered an imposition.
Indulge in a lavish interior swathed in faux suede and nappa leather and outfitted with cutting-edge tech such as a digitized dashboard and a Burmester superstereo.
Whether your shoes are leather, canvas, or suede, SCTs assess the damage and recommend a treatment.
A gray suede wingtip atop a yellow Nike Lunar sole, the shoes were the perfect mix of sporty and sophisticated.
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Origin and Etymology of suede
French gants de Suède Swedish gloves
First Known Use: 1883See Words from the same year
Definition of suede
: to give a suede finish or nap to (a fabric or leather)
: to give cloth or leather a suede finish
SUEDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suede for English Language Learners
: soft leather that has been rubbed on one side to make a surface that looks and feels like velvet
SUEDE Defined for Kids
Definition of suede for Students
: leather tanned and rubbed so that it is soft and has a nap
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