Origin of satin
Examples from the Web for satin
That meant liquid embroidered metallics, satin lace-up skirts – and even a tweed bikini.
The gown by couturier Helen Rose is made of 25 yards of satin and took a fifteen-person team almost three months to fashion.Anna Wintour's First Tweet Is About DOMA; Wendy Davis's Red Filibuster Sneakers|The Fashion Beast Team|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There were satin dresses, cascading trench coats, and an array of perfectly tailored trousers.Are Birkenstocks Cool Again? Céline, Giambattista Valli & More (PHOTOS)|Misty White Sidell|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I still remember the feel and appeal of the satin edging on a cheap blue blanket that somehow came to me as a kid.
The pale blue lining of the brim of her satin hat perfectly matched the flowers on her jacket.
It was Mevrouw van Holp arrayed in the grandest of caps and the longest of satin aprons ruffled with lace.Hans Brinker|Mary Mapes Dodge
In her place Ira laid one hand above her heart where, under velvet and satin, the tiny Spanish cross still rested.The Game and the Candle|Eleanor M. Ingram
Many exciting adventures were happening there behind the screen to the little yellow-gowned girl and the clown in satin.Little Jeanne of France|Madeline Brandeis
After which Satin wanted to show her where she lived in the Rue Rochefoucauld close by.
She looks so fine, doesn't she, when she sweeps down the platform in her satin dress and lays her bouquet on the piano?The Quaint Companions|Leonard Merrick
British Dictionary definitions for satin
Word Origin for satin
Word Origin and History for satin
mid-14c., from Old French satin (14c.), perhaps from Arabic (atlas) zaytuni, literally "(satin) from Zaitun," a Chinese city, perhaps modern Quanzhou in Fukien province, southern China, a major port in the Middle Ages, with a resident community of European traders. The form of the word perhaps influenced in French by Latin seta "silk." OED finds the Arabic connection etymologically untenable and takes the French word straight from Latin. As an adjective from mid-15c.