or mat, matt
verb (used with object), mat·ted, mat·ting.
Origin of matte1
Origin of matte2
Related Words for matteflat, uninspired, boring, muted, ho-hum, subdued, dim, muddy, somber, hazy, dark, lifeless, dismal, cloudy, cold, soft, obscure, bland, stale, weak
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 Enamel, medium weight; Enameled, medium weight; Velvet, medium weight.Bromide Printing and Enlarging
John A. Tennant
There was once a fisherman who was called Salmon, and his Christian name was Matte.
Matte and Maie grew fat on this fine living, and daily became richer.
The German term in the Glossary for panes ex pyrite is stein, the same as the modern German for matte.
Three products result: (a) slag; (b) matte; (c) copper-gold-silver alloy.
Word Origin for matte
"backing for a picture," 1845, from French; see mat (n.2).
variant of mat (n.2).