- a wool or worsted fabric made in satin or twill weave and sometimes napped, used in the manufacture of lightweight coats, suits, skirts, and dresses.
- a cotton fabric constructed in satin or twill weave, used chiefly for linings.
Origin of Venetian
Examples from the Web for venetian
The Venetian police force is headquartered in the former convent, Santa Zaccaria, another site that has seen more exciting days.
As the story goes, many Venetian nuns were noble women forced into the convent to save their families from bankruptcy.
Page Six says they dined on mussel soup, crayfish and artichoke risotto at a tony Venetian restaurant.Venice Wedding Bells for George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of the fat stacks of $100s were held in place by Venetian casino wrappers.
Once upon a time, no self-respecting Venetian altar went without a carpet like these ones.
He was fond of Durer and showed him many kindnesses, not the least of which was praising him to the Venetian nobles.Great Artists, Vol 1.|Jennie Ellis Keysor
Well, wilt thou break my neck to-day because I said Venetian half-devil to thee?Children of the Soil|Henryk Sienkiewicz
The Venetian plain immediately east of the Piave is a scene of desolation.
Among those who are leaving Paris is the Venetian ambassador.Hero Tales From American History|Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt
Venetian nobles were forbidden under penalty of death from holding any communication with foreign ambassadors or their households.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
British Dictionary definitions for venetian
Word Origin and History for venetian
early 15c., "native or resident of Venice," from Medieval Latin Venetianus, from Venetia (see Venice). Also probably in part from Old French Venicien. As a kind of dress cloth, from 1710. Venetian blinds so called by 1791.