Meaning of matelassé in English:


Pronunciation /ˌmat(ə)ˈlaseɪ/


mass noun
  • A silk or wool fabric woven so as to have a raised surface with a quilted appearance.

    ‘an arm chair upholstered in ivory matelassé’
    • ‘a bedspread in matelassé fabric’
    • ‘Of her many endorsed products, one is of special interest: her line of matelassé coverlets and shams - really, just bedcovers.’


Late 19th century French, literally ‘quilted’, past participle of matelasser, from matelas ‘mattress’.