Definition of matelassé in US English:

matelassé

noun

  • A silk or wool fabric woven so as to have a raised surface with a quilted appearance.

    ‘an arm chair upholstered in ivory matelassé’
    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

/ˌmatlˌäˈsā/