or mat·e·las·se, mat·el·las·se
[ maht-luh-sey; French matuh-lah-sey ]
/ ˈmɑt ləˌseɪ; French matə lɑˈseɪ /
an embossed, compound fabric woven on a dobby or Jacquard loom.
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Origin of matelassé
1880–85; < French, past participle of matelasser to quilt, derivative of matelas mattress
Words nearby matelassé
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Example sentences from the Web for matelasse
Matelasse—A silk and wool or all wool brocade, usually for coats.Textiles and Clothing|Kate Heintz Watson
British Dictionary definitions for matelasse
/ (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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