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or ve·lours  (və-lo͝or′)
n. pl. ve·lours (-lo͝orz′)
1. A closely napped fabric resembling velvet, used chiefly for clothing and upholstery.
2. A felt resembling velvet, used in making hats.

[Alteration of French velours, velvet, from Old French velour, alteration of velous, from Old Provençal velos, from Latin villōsus, hairy, from villus, shaggy hair.]


(vɛˈlʊə) or


(Textiles) any of various fabrics with a velvet-like finish, used for upholstery, coats, hats, etc
[C18: from Old French velous, from Old Provençal velos velvet, from Latin villosus shaggy, from villus shaggy hair; compare Latin vellus a fleece]


or ve•lours


1. a velvetlike fabric of rayon, wool, or any of several other natural or synthetic fibers, used for clothing and upholstery.
2. a velvety fur felt, as of beaver, for hats.
[1700–10; < French, Middle French; Old French velous < Old Provençal velos velvet < Latin villōsus hairy]


A fabric with a thick pile like velvet.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.velour - heavy fabric that resembles velvetvelour - heavy fabric that resembles 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"


velours [vəˈlʊəʳ] Nvelvetón m


nvelours m
modif [hat] → en velours


nVelours m
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