Definition of sateen in English:

sateen

noun

  • [mass noun] A cotton fabric woven like satin with a glossy surface.

    [as modifier] ‘sateen trousers’
    • ‘If you like the feel of satin or silk, but don't like sliding off the bed, choose a 100% cotton sateen weave.’
    • ‘Made of 300-thread-count cotton Jacquard and sateen, they come in an array of florals so gosh-darn pretty you're likely to sleep with your eyes open.’
    • ‘For a bedroom setting, try a sateen sheet on the top layer.’
    • ‘Personal favourites here include his black cotton sateen pleated skirt and his white cotton corseted camisole paired with a marron glacé sateen skirt.’
    • ‘Do you want the silky feel of sateen or smooth, cool cotton?’
    • ‘Printed fabrics gave way to plain fabrics, and a lightweight furnishing cotton sateen became the fabric of choice for whole-cloth quilts.’
    • ‘Better quality sateen fabric is mercerized to give your linen a higher sheen.’
    • ‘They are available in yellow, white, and multicolored stripes and come in silk, linen, crushed velvet, Egyptian cotton, cotton sateens, and even cashmere.’
    • ‘The good news is that the same luxurious effect and feel can be created with 100% cotton sateen sheets if you don't want the added expense of genuine satin or silk linens.’
    • ‘Made of cotton sateen, our collection is smooth against baby’s skin.’
    • ‘Sateen fabrics are most often made of mercerized cotton, but can be made of other fabrics, including cotton blends, polyester, and rayon.’
    • ‘Women's rings were displayed against blue sateen and were ‘made as feminine as possible.’’

Origin

Late 19th century: alteration of satin, on the pattern of velveteen.

Pronunciation:

sateen

/saˈtiːn/