- a velvetlike fabric of rayon, wool, or any of several other natural or synthetic fibers, used for outerwear and upholstery.
- a velvety fur felt, as of beaver, for hats.
Origin of velour
Examples from the Web for velour
Contemporary Examples of velour
Other highlights include an American Rag denim jacket, an Anne Taylor yellow linen blazer, and a velour DKNY hoodie.Monica Lewinsky's Black Nightgown is Up for Auction
Misty White Sidell
June 24, 2013
Historical Examples of velour
Valances of velour were over the windows, and on the mantel.
Curtains and portires were of velour, heavily edged with fringe.
Velour's fur stood on end, and its whisker bristled like wire.The Bastonnais
The traveler's hat was of velour, silver gray and boasting a partridge feather thrust in its silken band.The Yellow Claw
"Mr. Grimsby" was soon sitting on the velour divan, at a comfortable distance from possible eavesdroppers at the door.The Voice on the Wire
Eustace Hale Ball
- any of various fabrics with a velvet-like finish, used for upholstery, coats, hats, etc
Word Origin for velour
1706, from French velours "velvet," from Old French velour, alteration of velous, from Old Provençal velos, from Latin villosus (adj.) "shaggy" (in Medieval Latin "velvet"), from villus "shaggy hair, tuft of hair" (see velvet).