calfskin, lambskin, kidskin, etc., treated for use as a writing surface.
a manuscript or the like on vellum.
a texture of paper or cloth resembling vellum.
made of or resembling vellum.
bound in vellum.
- half-vellum, noun
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How to use vellum in a sentence
It’s no longer write something that stands out, use a beautiful design printed on vellum, use extraordinary prose to try to dress up your accomplishments, forget all that.
This day my brave vellum covers to keep pictures in, come in, which pleases me very much.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete | Samuel Pepys
Only one other perfect copy on vellum of this edition is known to exist.English Book Collectors | William Younger Fletcher
Handsomely bound in white parchment vellum, stamped in silver.Unveiling a Parallel | Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
What invisible heads have ached, and hands become weary, over those vellum volumes, with their bright initial letters!
A similar book, but apparently much less elaborate, a vellum Aristotle, recently fetched 800 at the Ashburnham sale.Prices of Books | Henry B. Wheatley
British Dictionary definitions for vellum
a fine parchment prepared from the skin of a calf, kid, or lamb
a work printed or written on vellum
a creamy coloured heavy paper resembling vellum
made of or resembling vellum
(of a book) bound in vellum
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