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English definition of “velvet”

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 describes something that 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.
(Definition of velvet from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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