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Velveteen is a soft fabric which looks and feels like velvet and is sometimes used as a cheaper alternative to velvet.

...a black velveteen coat.

...loose blouses of bright-coloured velveteen.

English dictionary. 2008.


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  • Velveteen — Cotton fabric with a short full pile made by weft tufts, and frequently referred to as cotton velvet. A better definition of velveteen would be weft pile velvet to distinguish the fabric from warp pile velvet, more particularly since the practice …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Velveteen — is a cotton cloth made in imitation of velvet. The term is sometimes applied to a mixture of silk and cotton. Some velveteens are a kind of fustian, having a rib of velvet pile alternating with a plain depression. The velveteen trade varies a… …   Wikipedia

  • velveteen — [vel΄və tēn′] n. [< VELVET] 1. a cotton cloth with a short, thick pile, resembling velvet 2. [pl.] clothes, esp. trousers, made of velveteen …   English World dictionary

  • Velveteen — Vel vet*een , n. [Cf. F. velvetine. See {Velvet}.] A kind of cloth, usually cotton, made in imitation of velvet; cotton velvet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • velveteen — imitation velvet (made with cotton in place of silk), 1776, from VELVET (Cf. velvet) + commercial suffix een (variant of INE (Cf. ine)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • velveteen — ► NOUN ▪ a cotton fabric with a pile resembling velvet …   English terms dictionary

  • velveteen — /vel vi teen /, n. 1. a cotton pile fabric with short pile. 2. velveteens, trousers of this fabric. adj. 3. made of velveteen: a velveteen jumper. [1770 80; VELVET + een, var. of INE1] * * * ▪ fabric       in textiles, fabric with a short, dense… …   Universalium

  • velveteen — /vɛlvəˈtin / (say velvuh teen) noun 1. a cotton pile fabric with short pile. 2. (plural) trousers or knickerbockers made of velveteen. –adjective Also, velveteened. 3. made of velveteen. {velvet + een, variant of ine1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • velveteen — noun Date: 1776 1. a clothing fabric usually of cotton in twill or plain weaves made with a short close weft pile in imitation of velvet 2. plural clothes made of velveteen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • velveteen — noun A cotton fabric with a short pile, resembling velvet …   Wiktionary

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