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[vuh-loo r]
  1. velvet or a substance resembling it.
  2. a hatter's pad of velvet, plush, or the like for smoothing or dressing silk hats.
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verb (used with object), ve·lured, ve·lur·ing.
  1. to smooth or dress (a hat) with a velure.
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Origin of velure

1580–90; by alteration < Middle French velour velour; see -ure
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Historical Examples

  • Velure, vel′ūr, n. velvet: a silk or plush pad for smoothing or giving lustre to silk hats—also Velours (ve-loor′).

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)


British Dictionary definitions for velure


  1. velvet or a similar fabric
  2. a hatter's pad, used for smoothing silk hats
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Word Origin

C16: from Old French velour, from Old French velous; see velour
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