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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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A fabric with a thick pile like velvet.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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"
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velours [vəˈlʊəʳ] Nvelvetón m
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nvelours m
modif [hat] → en velours
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nVelours m
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References in classic literature ?
"What richness!" sighed Jo, sinking into the depth of a velour chair and gazing about her with an air of intense satisfaction.
"But the soft touch of a patte de velours will do it no harm."
"She offers me no patte de velours; she is all form and reserve with me."
Inside, is a gloss black dashboard, air vent surrounds and gear stick cap, black velour carpet mats with orange piping and orange Benefit logo, and aluminium pedals.
VOCAL TALENT: Kim Cattrall and Dustin Ingram starring in Meet Monica Velour
Our prize package includes a High School Musical 3 velour hoodie, an HSM3 sequin T-shirt and HSM sing-along microphone.
Weights, pounds 21.99,; vest top, pounds 28, USA Pro; velour shorts, pounds 12.99, River Island
1Black velour jogging pants, pounds 25, plum vest, pounds 5, pink cap, pounds 10, all Top Shop; pink velour sweat top, pounds 19.99, hair bobbles, pounds 2.99, for two, both New Look, trainers, model's own
Pink cords, pounds 28; pink velour zipper, pounds 18, both from Top Shop;
Featuring Julian's signature style in color and design, the towel selections include terry and terry velour prints as well as jacquards.
Fleissner heat treatment lines for needlepunched velour nonwoven carpets are protected by patents all over the world.
"For once, with Meet Monica Velour, I got to experience how wonderful it is not to have to look a certain way - I didn't have to be sexy," she explains in New York style mag Black Book.