American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lustrous and smooth like satin. See Synonyms at sleek.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat resembling satin; having a gloss like that of satin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Like or composed of satin; glossy.
- adj. having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light
“Glancing down at a stack of books, I noticed a satiny edge of paper protruding from the pages of one.”
“My hand moved to the stake against my hip, my fingers running over its satiny shaft.”
“I spun out of their satiny caress and ran straight into a hard body.”
“The goose-down pillows were fluffed, the satiny sheets pulled up to my chin.”
“His skin was fair as a woman's, far more satiny, and no rudimentary hair-growth marred its white lustre.”
“Process for 1-2 minutes, until dough becomes smooth and satiny.”
“Tom drinks three wine coolers and shoplifts a satiny jacket, loud.”
“It has a satiny matte finish on the film noir covers.”
“I'm expecting disaster, but somehow, miraculously, it comes together into a satiny pool of deliciousness – and all with just one pan and a whisk.”
“It was worn wool herringbone tweed, dark brown and tan threads interwoven, and the lining was a satiny tan, stained and torn from use.”
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