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sat·in

 (săt′n)
n.
1.
a. A smooth, often silk fabric that is woven with a glossy face and a dull back.
b. A garment made of this fabric.
2. A kind of paint that dries to a smooth shiny finish.
adj.
1. Made of or covered with satin.
2. Glossy, sleek, and smooth.

[Middle English satyn, zatayn, from Old French satayn, zatin, zettonin, probably ultimately from Arabic ('aṭlas) zaytūnī, (satin) of Zaitun, from Zaytūn, Quanzhou, China (an important international trading center in medieval times), an Arabization (probably influenced by Arabic zaytūn, olive) of Middle Chinese tshẓ tɦəwŋ, an early name for Quanzhou (also the source of Mandarin Cìtóng (chéng), former name of Quanzhou).]

sat′in·y (săt′n-ē) adj.

satin

(ˈsætɪn)
n
1. (Textiles) a fabric of silk, rayon, etc, closely woven to show much of the warp, giving a smooth glossy appearance
2. (modifier) of or like satin in texture: a satin finish.
[C14: via Old French from Arabic zaitūnī of Zaytūn, Arabic rendering of Chinese Tseutung (now Tsinkiang), port in southern China from which the cloth was probably first exported]
ˈsatin-ˌlike adj
ˈsatiny adj

sat•in

(ˈsæt n)

n.
1. a fabric, as acetate, rayon, nylon, or silk, constructed in a satin weave and often having a glossy face and a soft, slippery texture.
2. a garment of satin.
adj.
3. of or like satin; smooth; glossy.
4. made of or covered or decorated with satin.
[1325–75; < Middle French satin, probably < Arabic (aṭlas) zaytūnī (satin) of Zaitun a city in China where the cloth was made, probably Tsinkiang]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.satin - a smooth fabric of silk or rayonsatin - a smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back
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
ساتان، أطْلَس
satén
satin
szatén
satín
satinas
atlass
saténsaténový
saten

satin

[ˈsætɪn]
A. Nsatén m, raso m
B. ADJ [dress, blouse etc] → de satén; [paper, finish] → satinado

satin

[ˈsætɪn]
n (= fabric) → satin m
modif [dress, sheet] → en satin
with a satin finish [paint, surface] → satiné(e)satin-smooth [ˌsætɪnˈsmuːð] adj [skin] → de satin

satin

nSatin m
adjSatin-; skinsamtig; satin dressSatinkleid nt

satin

:
satin paper
nsatiniertes Papier, Atlaspapier nt
satin stitch
nPlattstich m
satinwood
nSatinholz nt

satin

[ˈsætɪn]
1. nraso, satin m
2. adj (dress, blouse) → di raso or di satin; (paper) → satinato/a
with a satin finish → satinato/a

satin

(ˈsӕtin) noun
a closely woven type of silk with a shiny surface. The baby's skin was as smooth as satin; (also adjective) a satin dress.
References in classic literature ?
Her large pink face was appropriately solemn, and her plum-coloured satin with pale blue side-panels, and blue ostrich plumes in a small satin bonnet, met with general approval; but before she had settled herself with a stately rustle in the pew opposite Mrs.
Haidee was reclining upon soft downy cushions, covered with blue satin spotted with silver; her head, supported by one of her exquisitely moulded arms, rested on the divan immediately behind her, while the other was employed in adjusting to her lips the coral tube of a rich narghile, through whose flexible pipe she drew the smoke fragrant by its passage through perfumed water.
From the carriages emerged men wearing uniforms, stars, and ribbons, while ladies in satin and ermine cautiously descended the carriage steps which were let down for them with a clatter, and then walked hurriedly and noiselessly over the baize at the entrance.
The body of the chariot was decorated on the outside with designs in clusters of sparkling emeralds, while inside it was lined with a green and gold satin, and the cushions of the seats were of green plush embroidered in gold with a crown, underneath which was a monogram.
Also say that I have altered my mind about the satin, which I wish to be tamboured with crochet-work; also, that tambour is to be used with monograms on the various garments.
It was full of beautiful things, among them another red silk dress--not the bright, flame- hued tint of her old one, but a rich, dark crimson, with the most distracting flounces and bows and ruffles; and with it were little red satin slippers with gold buckles, and heels that made Aunt Janet hold up her hands in horror.
He had then been to pass three hours with Amelia, his dear little Amelia, at Fulham; and he came home to find his sisters spread in starched muslin in the drawing-room, the dowagers cackling in the background, and honest Swartz in her favourite amber-coloured satin, with turquoise bracelets, countless rings, flowers, feathers, and all sorts of tags and gimcracks, about as elegantly decorated as a she chimney-sweep on May-day.
There was something extremely gorgeous about the appearance of the table, an effect of splendor conveyed by a cover of pale yellow satin under strips of lace-work.
Sometimes they were pictures of dark, curious landscapes, but oftenest they were portraits of men and women in queer, grand costumes made of satin and velvet.
Uncle Henry decided that he would first take a bath and then dress himself in a blue satin suit that had caught his fancy.
Here is one of Jane Andrews' stories depicting her heroine as sleeping in a beautiful white satin nightdress trimmed with seed pearls.
In the last was a woman's black satin hair bow, which halted him, poised between ice and fire.