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ˌlɛð əˈrɛtleather·ette

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leatherette, imitation leathernoun

    fabric made to look like leather


  1. leatherettenoun

    A type of fabric, often plastic, made to imitate the appearance of leather.

  2. Etymology: leather + -ette; originally a trademark that has since been genericized


  1. leatherette

    Artificial leather, also called synthetic leather, is a material intended to substitute for leather in upholstery, clothing, footwear, and other uses where a leather-like finish is desired but the actual material is cost prohibitive or unsuitable, or for ethical concerns. Artificial leather is known under many names, including leatherette, imitation leather, faux leather, vegan leather, PU leather, and pleather.


  1. leatherette

    Leatherette is a type of artificial leather, usually made by covering a fabric base with plastic. It is designed to mimic the appearance and texture of real leather, while being more durable and easier to maintain. It is often used for upholstery, clothing, bags and other items.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leatherettenoun

    an imitation of leather, made of paper and cloth

  2. Etymology: [Leather + et, F. -ette.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leatherette in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leatherette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    A handsome
    B sought
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