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satin

sat·in

satin

 
pronunciation:
sae tihn
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word History
part of speech: noun
definition: a smooth fabric that is shiny on one side and dull on the other.
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having a smooth and glossy finish; resembling satin.
derivation: satiny (adj.)
Word History
The word satin may have come from an Arabic word that means "from Zaitun," a city in southern China where the fabric was made.