Adjective "satin" definition and examples

(Satin may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A smooth, glossy fabric, usually of silk, produced by a weave in which the threads of the warp are caught and looped by the weft only at certain intervals.
  1. as modifier 'a blue satin dress'
  2. 'Her dress was deep blue satin, high waisted and plainly cut, the bosom moderately low; her long gloves were white kid.'
  3. 'Her dress, made from satin of the deepest blue, was tied at the back of her neck, leaving her shoulders and back bare.'
  4. 'It wasn't silk or satin, but it was fine just the same.'
  5. 'There was also a closet full of fancy dresses made of silk, cotton, lace, satin, velvet, and lots of others!'
  6. 'The season heralds a flurry of slip-dresses in satin, organza and lattice work.'
  7. 'Some were cotton and some were wool, but most of them were silk or satin.'
  8. 'I was wearing a satin, sky blue dress that shimmered with every move that I made, and my hair had been pulled up into a mass of loose curls.'
  9. 'The brightly colored outfits may be made of either cotton or such dressy fabrics as velvet, satin, and lamé.'
  10. 'Fabrics will be shining, lustrous and glamorous, with satin and silk the main focus.'
  11. 'It was covered in jewels and made of blue satin, off the shoulders and long in length.'

More definitions

1. a fabric in a warp-effect or filling-effect satin weave, as acetate, rayon, nylon, or silk, often having a glossy face and a soft, slippery texture.

2. satin weave.

3. a dress or other garment of satin: She wore her green satin. adjective

4. of or like satin; smooth; glossy.

5. made of or covered or decorated with satin: a satin pillow.

More examples(as adjective)

"ribbons can be satin."

"dresses can be satin."

"slippers can be satin."

"skirts can be satin."

"bows can be satin."

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Late Middle English: via Old French from Arabic zaytūnī ‘of Tsinkiang’, a town in China.