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velvet

noun [U] uk   /ˈvel.vɪt/ us  
C2 a cloth usually made from silk or cotton with a thick, soft surface: Her skin was as soft as velvet.

velvet

adjective uk   /ˈvel.vɪt/ us  

velvet adjective (CLOTH)

made of velvet: a velvet dress velvet curtains/cushions

velvet adjective (QUALITY)

( also velvety ) literary Something that is velvety has a beautiful soft, smooth quality or appearance, usually something dark or deep: under a wonderful velvet sky His velvety brown eyes had been his passport to fame.
Translations of “velvet”
in Korean 벨벳…
in Arabic مُخْمَل…
in French (de) velours…
in Turkish kadife…
in Italian velluto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絲絨, 平絨, 天鵝絨…
in Russian бархат…
in Polish aksamit…
in Spanish terciopelo…
in Portuguese veludo…
in German der Samt, Samt-……
in Catalan vellut…
in Japanese ベルベット, ビロード…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丝绒, 平绒, 天鹅绒…
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