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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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Noun1.velours - heavy fabric that resembles velvetvelours - 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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References in classic literature ?
"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."
"What richness!" sighed Jo, sinking into the depth of a velour chair and gazing about her with an air of intense satisfaction.