swatch

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noun \ˈswäch\

Definition of swatch

  1. 1a :  a sample piece (as of fabric) or a collection of samplesb :  a characteristic specimen

  2. 2 :  patch

  3. 3 :  a small collection

  4. 4 :  swath 2

Examples of swatch in a Sentence

  1. She looked at fabric swatches to select material for the drapes.

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Origin and Etymology of swatch

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First Known Use: 1647


SWATCH Defined for English Language Learners

swatch

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Definition of swatch for English Language Learners

  • : a small piece of cloth that is used as a sample for choosing colors, fabrics, etc.



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