- of or like satin; smooth; glossy.
- made of or covered or decorated with satin: a satin pillow.
Origin of satin
Examples from the Web for satin
That meant liquid embroidered metallics, satin lace-up skirts – and even a tweed bikini.Jason Wu’s Softer Side
September 6, 2013
The gown by couturier Helen Rose is made of 25 yards of satin and took a fifteen-person team almost three months to fashion.Anna Wintour's First Tweet Is About DOMA; Wendy Davis's Red Filibuster Sneakers
The Fashion Beast Team
June 27, 2013
There were satin dresses, cascading trench coats, and an array of perfectly tailored trousers.Are Birkenstocks Cool Again? Céline, Giambattista Valli & More (PHOTOS)
Misty White Sidell
November 27, 2012
I still remember the feel and appeal of the satin edging on a cheap blue blanket that somehow came to me as a kid.The Seneca Tartan?
September 14, 2012
The pale blue lining of the brim of her satin hat perfectly matched the flowers on her jacket.The Queen's Fashion Secrets
July 6, 2010
There were other and still other banners, in velvet or in satin, balanced at the end of gilded batons.The Dream
One's knee struck a sword, or one's foot touched a satin train, at every step.In the Valley
But “time and patience,” says the Eastern proverb, “change the mulberry leaf to satin.”Self-Help
He was a chestnut horse, with a coat that shone like satin, and not a white hair about him.Henry Dunbar
M. E. Braddon
The front of the skirt and of the sleeves are elaborately trimmed with puffings of satin.The Group
- a fabric of silk, rayon, etc, closely woven to show much of the warp, giving a smooth glossy appearance
- (modifier) of or like satin in texturea satin finish
Word Origin and History for satin
mid-14c., from Old French satin (14c.), perhaps from Arabic (atlas) zaytuni, literally "(satin) from Zaitun," a Chinese city, perhaps modern Quanzhou in Fukien province, southern China, a major port in the Middle Ages, with a resident community of European traders. The form of the word perhaps influenced in French by Latin seta "silk." OED finds the Arabic connection etymologically untenable and takes the French word straight from Latin. As an adjective from mid-15c.