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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.
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.
sat•in•y(ˈsæt n i)
like satin; smooth; glossy.
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|Adj.||1.||satiny - having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; "glossy auburn hair"; "satiny gardenia petals"; "sleek black fur"; "silken eyelashes"; "silky skin"; "a silklike fabric"; "slick seals and otters"|
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"