or mat, matt
verb (used with object), mat·ted, mat·ting.
Origin of matte1
Origin of matte2
Examples from the Web for matte
Contemporary Examples of matte
The shell is a combination of matte and shiny plastics, but it still feels like a solid piece of hardware.PlayStation 4 Review: The PS4 and the Gorgeous Next Generation of Gaming
November 15, 2013
The real Chloë is notorious for wearing beige and houndstooth and orange, matte lipstick, and sarcastic chunk wedges.Becoming Chloë Sevigny
August 18, 2011
Then, the merkin is applied with an adhesive; Ledermann uses a matte substance by Telesis.Hollywood's Most Private Accessory
September 20, 2010
Historical Examples of matte
Matte heard nothing more as he sat and rowed the heavy boat, while thinking of his cracked pipe and the fine tobacco.The Lilac Fairy Book
The “American process” or “Pyritic smelting” consists in the direct smelting of raw ores to matte in blast furnaces.
Thereafter they would be in a position to deliver “blister” copper instead of matte to the market.The Mystery of The Barranca
Three products result: (a) slag; (b) matte; (c) copper-gold-silver alloy.De Re Metallica
If, however, an ore gives a layer of matte or speise, it is best to repeat the assay by the method of calcining before fusion.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.
Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Word Origin for matte
"backing for a picture," 1845, from French; see mat (n.2).
variant of mat (n.2).