Definition of matelassé in English:

matelassé

noun

  • [mass noun] A silk or wool fabric woven so as to have a raised surface with a quilted appearance:

    [as modifier] ‘a bedspread in matelassé fabric’
    • ‘Of her many endorsed products, one is of special interest: her line of matelassé coverlets and shams - really, just bedcovers.’

Origin

Late 19th century: French, literally quilted, past participle of matelasser, from matelas mattress.

Pronunciation:

matelassé

/ˌmat(ə)ˈlaseɪ/