velveteen

noun
vel·ve·teen | \ˌvel-və-ˈtēn \

Definition of velveteen 

1 : a clothing fabric usually of cotton in twill or plain weaves made with a short close weft pile in imitation of velvet

2 velveteens plural : clothes made of velveteen

Examples of velveteen in a Sentence

a dress made from velveteen

Recent Examples on the Web

The audience — Arab couples, Western tourists, as many women as men — watched from red velveteen booths, utterly entranced. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)," 8 July 2018 Equally as impressive, but more velveteen, with brighter acidity and fresher suggestions of strawberries, cherries and walnuts, was the La Prevostura 2013 Lessona ($50), which while largely nebbiolo also includes 5 percent vespolina. Mike Dunne, sacbee, "Nebbiolo, the wine equivalent of winter’s woodpile," 16 Jan. 2018 Making their way to the velveteen seats at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater was a stylish mix of all ages—Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stunned in a scarlet gown, and Liya Kebede, who had her daughters in tow. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Completely En Pointe: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola, and More at the ABT Opening Night Gala," 19 Oct. 2017 A little velveteen number could bring a tear to the parental eye even on the 100th reading. Cindy Sutter, The Denver Post, "Here are dozens of garden plants that deer and rabbits will turn up their noses at," 2 June 2017 Wrapping bonus: Each one comes with a velveteen sheath and a fabric dust bag. Stephanie Allmon Merry Courtney Ortega, star-telegram.com, "Mother’s Day gifts that are as unique and wonderful as she is," 8 May 2017 At 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, a 15-deep line of people was already waiting to order pastrami and French dip sandwiches at Sam’s, a 7,000-square-foot yet cozy spot lined with brick, wood paneling and red velveteen wallpaper. Carla Meyer, sacbee.com, "Sam’s Hof Brau gets new operators – Sam’s family," 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of velveteen

1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for velveteen

velvet entry 1 + -een

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velveteen

noun

English Language Learners Definition of velveteen

: a fabric usually of cotton that resembles velvet

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