Definition of satin in English:


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  • 1A smooth, glossy fabric produced by a weave in which the threads of the warp are caught and looped by the weft only at certain intervals.

    ‘flowing skirts made of satin, chiffon, and velvet’
    • ‘a blue satin dress’
    • ‘Acres of silk, satin, bamboo and quilted fabrics combined to create an opulent Oriental collection.’
    • ‘Her dress was deep blue satin, high waisted and plainly cut, the bosom moderately low; her long gloves were white kid.’
    • ‘Her dress, made from satin of the deepest blue, was tied at the back of her neck, leaving her shoulders and back bare.’
    • ‘She is wearing overalls, which is quite different than the fancy blue satin dress the town last saw her in.’
    • ‘The brightly colored outfits may be made of either cotton or such dressy fabrics as velvet, satin, and lamé.’
    • ‘There was also a closet full of fancy dresses made of silk, cotton, lace, satin, velvet, and lots of others!’
    • ‘Some were cotton and some were wool, but most of them were silk or satin.’
    • ‘It wasn't silk or satin, but it was fine just the same.’
    • ‘The fabrics for spring are satin, jersey, chiffon and lace, turning up in every category from street wear to evening wear.’
    • ‘It was a beautiful color and the fabric was satin.’
    • ‘Fabrics will be shining, lustrous and glamorous, with satin and silk the main focus.’
    • ‘It was a fancy thing, light blue satin with a creamy white trim.’
    • ‘Leia's dress was of satin, white with a champagne trim and lace-up back.’
    • ‘The girl was about an inch shorter and wearing a dress of lovely lilac satin.’
    • ‘Emily reached into her suitcase and pulled out a beautiful dress of red satin.’
    • ‘She wore a dress of emerald green satin, with a sash of darker forest green about her tiny waist.’
    • ‘The second dress was made red satin, the short sleeves sewn to be worn off the shoulders.’
    • ‘It was covered in jewels and made of blue satin, off the shoulders and long in length.’
    • ‘I was wearing a satin, sky blue dress that shimmered with every move that I made, and my hair had been pulled up into a mass of loose curls.’
    • ‘The season heralds a flurry of slip-dresses in satin, organza and lattice work.’
    1. 1.1as modifier Denoting or having a surface or finish resembling satin.
      • ‘an aluminum alloy with a black satin finish’



/ˈsatn/ /ˈsætn/


Late Middle English via Old French from Arabic zaytūnī ‘of Tsinkiang’, a town in China.