velveteen


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vel·vet·een

 (vĕl′vĭ-tēn′)
n.
A cotton pile fabric resembling velvet.

[From velvet.]

velveteen

(ˌvɛlvɪˈtiːn)
n
1. (Textiles)
a. a cotton fabric resembling velvet with a short thick pile, used for clothing, etc
b. (as modifier): velveteen trousers.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) (plural) trousers made of velveteen
ˌvelvetˈeened adj

vel•vet•een

(ˌvɛl vɪˈtin)

n.
1. a cotton pile fabric with short, velvetlike pile.
2. velveteens, trousers of this fabric.
[1770–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.velveteen - a usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

velveteen

[ˈvelvɪtiːn] Npana f

velveteen

[ˌvɛlvɪˈtiːn]
nveloutine f
modifde veloutine

velveteen

nVeloursamt m

velveteen

[ˌvɛlvɪˈtiːn] nvellutino
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Here, we found a gentleman with one eye, in a velveteen suit and knee-breeches, who wiped his nose with his sleeve on being interrupted in the perusal of the newspaper.
I remember how admiringly all the boys looked at her the night she first wore her velveteen dress, made like Mrs.
I was eight or nine, in velveteen, diamond socks ('Cross your legs when they look at you,' my mother had said, 'and put your thumb in your pocket and leave the top of your handkerchief showing'), and I had travelled by rail to visit a relative.
Perhaps Penelope, who came down in a wonderful black velveteen gown, with a bunch of scarlet roses in her corsage, was the only one who seemed successfully to ignore the passage of arms which had taken place so short a while ago.
Jerry, the manager of these dancing dogs, was a tall black- whiskered man in a velveteen coat, who seemed well known to the landlord and his guests and accosted them with great cordiality.
They quicken their pace when they get into the churchyard, for already they see the field thronged with country folk; the men in clean, white smocks or velveteen or fustian coats, with rough plush waistcoats of many colours, and the women in the beautiful, long scarlet cloak--the usual out-door dress of west-country women in those days, and which often descended in families from mother to daughter--or in new-fashioned stuff shawls, which, if they would but believe it, don't become them half so well.
On the following morning, he brought around two horses, one of which had a woman's saddle with a velveteen back to it, while on the crupper of the other was a rolled shawl that was to be used for a seat.
Under his linen milking-pinner he wore a dark velveteen jacket, cord breeches and gaiters, and a starched white shirt.
Would it be wise now to make my transformation complete, by adding to the apron a velveteen jacket and a sealskin cap?
The man who growled out these words, was a stoutly-built fellow of about five-and-thirty, in a black velveteen coat, very soiled drab breeches, lace-up half boots, and grey cotton stockings which inclosed a bulky pair of legs, with large swelling calves;--the kind of legs, which in such costume, always look in an unfinished and incomplete state without a set of fetters to garnish them.
On another occasion an old white-haired gentleman had an interview with my companion; and on another a railway porter in his velveteen uniform.
He was dressed in a complete suit of chestnut-coloured velveteen, worn at the sides; sabots were on his feet.