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.
of or like satin; smooth; glossy.
made of or covered or decorated with satin: a satin pillow.
- sat·in·like, adjective
- Satan, satin
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How to use satin in a sentence
I also kept the knife’s liner and lock in satin, at no additional charge, for a subtle, classy look.
Larraín may be trying to dive into the satin-and-sadness psyche of a misunderstood and persecuted woman.Why Princess Diana Is So Hard to Get Right Onscreen | Stephanie Zacharek | October 26, 2021 | Time
She wears a satin baseball jacket over a tiny shorts outfit—she could almost be ready for church, if she just put on a longer skirt.Zola Is a Wild Road Trip Movie That Works Against All Odds | Stephanie Zacharek | June 25, 2021 | Time
But what is it like with no Penelope Cruz pouting in sheer red satin, without the massed paparazzi, and screaming publicists?No Movie Stars, No Red Carpet, But Off-Season Cannes Is Still Magic | Liza Foreman | September 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Marni Kotak sits on a gold-painted twin bed, wearing a gold satin nightgown, with matching bedsheets covering her legs.
Before the spotlight shone a light on a soon-to-be abandoned black satin bra, she also condemned the effects of Obamacare.
In the picture, Moss is dressed as a Playboy bunny in satin bunny ears, a black corset, and French cuffs.Is Lady Gaga the New Face of Versace?; See a Sneak Peek of Kate Moss's 'Playboy' Debut | The Fashion Beast Team | November 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
His tiny body is shown being held by tearful family members, then alone in powder blue satin coffin.Parents of Stillborn Babies Post Hundreds of Memorials to YouTube | Brandy Zadrozny | November 4, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The box of the diplomatic corps was just opposite us, and our gay little Mrs. F. sat in it dressed in white satin.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
With her little satin shoe she tapped the carpet, biting her under lip and seeming to be listening.Dope | Sax Rohmer
It was all cherry satin and white lace, the furniture lilliputian, to match the proportions of the room and the lady.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
The golden shimmer of Edna's satin gown spread in rich folds on either side of her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
She took his arm, which he offered her, holding up the weight of her satin train with the other hand.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for satin
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 texture: a satin finish
- satin-like, adjective
- satiny, adjective
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