or mat·e·las·se, mat·el·las·se
[ maht-luh-sey; French matuh-lah-sey ]
/ ˈmɑt ləˌseɪ; French matə lɑˈseɪ /
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an embossed, compound fabric woven on a dobby or Jacquard loom.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of matelassé
1880–85; <French, past participle of matelasser to quilt, derivative of matelasmattress
Words nearby matelassé
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Example sentences from the Web for matelassé
Matelasse—A silk and wool or all wool brocade, usually for coats.Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson
British Dictionary definitions for matelassé
/ (mætˈlæseɪ) /
(in textiles) having a raised design, as quilting; embossed
Word Origin for matelassé
C19: from French matelasser to quilt, from matelas mattress
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