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satin

[ sat-n ]
/ ˈsæt n /
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noun

a fabric in a warp-effect or filling-effect satin weave, as acetate, rayon, nylon, or silk, often having a glossy face and a soft, slippery texture.
a dress or other garment of satin: She wore her green satin.

adjective

of or like satin; smooth; glossy.
made of or covered or decorated with satin: a satin pillow.

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Origin of satin

1325–75; Middle English satyn(e) <Middle French satin, probably <Arabic (aṭlas) zaytūnī (satin) of Zaitun a city in China where the cloth was made, probably Tsinkiang
sat·in·like, adjective
Satan, satin
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British Dictionary definitions for satin

satin
/ (ˈsætɪn) /

noun

a fabric of silk, rayon, etc, closely woven to show much of the warp, giving a smooth glossy appearance
(modifier) of or like satin in texturea satin finish
satin-like, adjectivesatiny, adjective
C14: via Old French from Arabic zaitūnī of Zaytūn, Arabic rendering of Chinese Tseutung (now Tsinkiang), port in southern China from which the cloth was probably first exported
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