Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cotton pile fabric resembling velvet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of fustian made of twilled cotton, with a pile of the same material.
  • noun A kind of velvet made of silk and cotton mixed throughout the fabric. This material has been greatly improved, and almost equals silk velvet in beauty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A kind of cloth, usually cotton, made in imitation of velvet; cotton velvet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A cotton fabric with a short pile, resembling velvet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a usually cotton fabric with a short pile imitating velvet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From velvet.]

Examples

  • And as I spoke of his longing I turned my eyes away from her, because she was sitting on a sofa, upholstered in velveteen of a sickish green,

    The Return of the Soldier

  • "Fool of a dog, that," said the man in velveteen; "can't keep quiet.

    Whose Body?

  • The illustration shows this method of applying the velveteen which is first stitched to the lining and turned with the edge.

    Textiles and Clothing

  • The items include Madoff's black velveteen slippers, embroidered in gold with "BLM," a Steinway piano and his wife Ruth's 10. 5-carat diamond ring.

    Madoff's Personal Items To Be Auctioned

  • The items include Madoff's black velveteen slippers, embroidered in gold with "BLM," a Steinway piano and his wife Ruth's 10. 5-carat diamond ring.

    Madoff's Personal Items To Be Auctioned

  • Jane had practically buried herself in ruffles and frills and lace, and layers and layers of shiny taffetas, silk-embroidered net, heavy velveteen.

    Uprising

  • A black tank top with spaghetti straps paired with a velveteen black hoodie served as my top.

    Arcane Circle

  • A black tank top with spaghetti straps paired with a velveteen black hoodie served as my top.

    Arcane Circle

  • The items include Madoff's black velveteen slippers, embroidered in gold with "BLM," a Steinway piano and his wife Ruth's 10. 5-carat diamond ring.

    Madoff's Personal Items To Be Auctioned

  • The items include Madoff's black velveteen slippers, embroidered in gold with "BLM," a Steinway piano and his wife Ruth's 10. 5-carat diamond ring.

    Madoff's Personal Items To Be Auctioned

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