Definition of velveteen in English:



mass noun
  • 1A cotton fabric with a pile resembling velvet.

    as modifier ‘velveteen ballet slippers’
    count noun ‘choose from floral satins, taffetas, and velveteens’
    • ‘There behind the checkbook and bank statements was a heavier object wrapped in velveteen fabric.’
    • ‘Paris came over and sat next to Nathan on the chocolate brown velveteen sofa.’
    • ‘It had those cream coloured walls and carpet, heavy black velveteen curtains and black furniture.’
    • ‘The cloak is worth £800 because of the silk velveteen.’
    • ‘Underneath the velveteen upholstery lurked thick foam cushions into which my aching body sank blissfully.’
    • ‘Come daylight, I decided to try the first class bar with its rows of squishy green velveteen sofas and tatty carpet.’
    • ‘Textures included silk velvets, velveteen and devorés, and satins.’
    • ‘His hands are wrapped around a dimpled tankard and he is wearing a modish belted velveteen coat.’
    • ‘She shrugged out of her long velveteen traveling cloak.’
    • ‘I changed my school clothes, leaving them in a heap on the floor and took a velveteen dress from the armoire.’
    • ‘Carpeted floor, tables set with crisp white cloths and large, comfortable, blue velveteen chairs set the stage for the tasty feast ahead.’
    • ‘His hands slipped a rich velveteen choker around her neck, a diamond sparkled at the center.’
    • ‘Woven and printed silks and printed cotton velveteens comprised the middle range of her offerings.’
    • ‘And Juicy, a newish LA-based casualwear label favoured by actresses and singers, sold out of their candy-coloured velveteen suits in a matter of weeks.’
    • ‘On the lawn was a velveteen couch that looked like it had been dragged out of the house so someone could gaze at the stars in comfort.’
    1. 1.1velveteensdated Trousers made of velveteen.
      ‘a thickset railway porter in capacious velveteens’