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velvet

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noun vel·vet \ˈvel-vət\

Definition of velvet

  1. 1 :  a clothing and upholstery fabric (as of silk, rayon, or wool) characterized by a short soft dense warp pile

  2. 2a :  something suggesting velvetb :  a characteristic (as softness or smoothness) of velvet

  3. 3 :  the soft vascular skin that envelops and nourishes the developing antlers of deer

  4. 4a :  the winnings of a player in a gambling gameb :  a profit or gain beyond ordinary expectation

velvetlike

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Examples of velvet in a sentence

  1. She was dressed in black velvet.

Origin and Etymology of velvet

Middle English veluet, velvet, borrowed from Anglo-French velvet, from velu “shaggy, soft, velvety” (going back to early Medieval Latin villūtus, from Latin villus “shaggy growth of hair, cloth nap” + Late Latin -ūtus, adjective suffix) + -et 1-et; Latin villus, perhaps dialectal variant of vellus “plucked wool, fleece” — more at wool


First Known Use: 14th century


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velvet

adjective vel·vet

Definition of velvet

  1. 1 :  made of or covered with velvet; also :  clad in velvet

  2. 2 :  resembling or suggesting velvet :  velvety a velvet voice

14th Century

First Known Use of velvet

14th century


VELVET Defined for English Language Learners

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velvet

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noun vel·vet \ˈvel-vət\

Definition of velvet for English Language Learners

  • : a soft type of cloth that has short raised fibers on one side


VELVET Defined for Kids

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velvet

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noun vel·vet \ˈvel-vət\

Definition of velvet for Students

  1. :  a fabric with short soft raised fibers


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velvet

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adjective vel·vet

Definition of velvet for Students

  1. 1 :  made of or covered with velvet

  2. 2 :  velvety



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