matt

[ mat ]
/ mæt /
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adjective, noun, verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. matsuoka,
  2. matsuoka, yosuke,
  3. matsuyama,
  4. matsys,
  5. matsys, quentin,
  6. matt.,
  7. matta echaurren,
  8. mattagami,
  9. mattamore,
  10. mattaponi

Matt

[ mat ]
/ mæt /

noun

a male given name, form of Matthew.

matte

1

or mat, matt

[ mat ]
/ mæt /

adjective

having a dull or lusterless surface: matte paint; a matte complexion; a photograph with a matte finish.

noun

a dull or dead surface, often slightly roughened, as on metals, paint, paper, or glass.
a tool for producing such a surface.
Metallurgy. an unfinished metallic product of the smelting of certain sulfide ores, especially those of copper.
Movies. matte shot.

verb (used with object), mat·ted, mat·ting.

to finish with a matte surface.

Origin of matte

1
1640–50; < French mat (masculine), matte (feminine), Old French < Late Latin mattus moist, soft, weak, perhaps < *maditus, derivative of Latin madēre to be wet

Matt.

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British Dictionary definitions for matt

matt

matte

/ (mæt) /

adjective, noun, verb

Matt.

/ Bible /

abbreviation for

Matthew

matte

1
/ (mæt) /

noun

an impure fused material consisting of metal sulphides produced during the smelting of a sulphide ore

Word Origin for matte

C19: from French

matte

2
/ (mæt) /

noun

films television a mask used to blank out part of an image so that another image can be superimposed
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Word Origin and History for matt
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