Definitions for velveteenˌvɛl vɪˈtin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vel•vet•eenˌvɛl vɪˈtin(n.)

  1. a cotton pile fabric with short, velvetlike pile.

    Category: Textiles

  2. velveteens, trousers of this fabric.

    Category: Textiles

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. velveteen(noun)

    a usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet


  1. velveteen(Noun)

    A cotton fabric with a short pile, resembling velvet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Velveteen(noun)

    a kind of cloth, usually cotton, made in imitation of velvet; cotton velvet


  1. Velvetine

    Velveteen is a cloth made in imitation of velvet. Normally cotton, the term is sometimes applied to a mixture of silk and cotton. Some velveteens are a kind of fustian, having a rib of velvet pile alternating with a plain depression. This fabric has a pile that is short, and is closely set. It has a firm hand, and a slightly sloping pile. Compared to true velvet, velveteen has greater body, does not drape as easily, and has less sheen. The velveteen trade varies with the fashions that control the production of velvet.


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