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velvetnoun [U]

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

velvetadjective

uk   us   /ˈvel.vɪt/

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 Arabic مُخْمَل…
in Korean 벨벳…
in Malaysian baldu…
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 Vietnamese lớp lông nhung…
in Spanish terciopelo…
in Portuguese veludo…
in Thai ซึ่งทำด้วยกำมะหยี่…
in German der Samt, Samt-……
in Catalan vellut…
in Japanese ベルベット, ビロード…
in Indonesian beledu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 丝绒, 平绒, 天鹅绒…
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