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Matte vs. Latte

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Mattenoun

A decorative border around a picture used to inset and center the contents of a frame.

‘The image is a perfect square of 8 cm (with white matte border the total dimensions are 14 cm tall by 11 cm wide).’;

Lattenoun

A drink of coffee made from espresso and steamed milk, generally topped with foam.

Mattenoun

(cinema) A background, often painted or created with computers

‘Matte painting is a tool that filmmakers can use to create a scene that is impossible to achieve with conventional cinematographic means.’;

Lattenoun

A similar drink, where the espresso is replaced with some other flavoring ingredient such as chai, maté or matcha (green tea).

Mattenoun

(pyrometallurgy) The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals.

Lattenoun

Same as cafe latte; a type of espresso coffee served with foamy steamed milk, and usually served in a tall glass or mug.

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Matteadjective

(American spelling) Dull; not reflective of light.

‘Flat or matte paint allows a deep color expression on the walls while also hiding flaws that may be inherent on the painted surface.’; ‘a matte lipstick’;

Lattenoun

strong espresso coffee with a topping of frothed steamed milk

Mattenoun

A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating the metal from associated iron ores, and called coarse metal, fine metal, etc., according to the grade of fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.

Lattenoun

a type of coffee made with espresso and hot steamed milk, milkier than a cappuccino

‘he orders a croissant and a latte’;

Mattenoun

A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is purposely deprived of gloss.

Latte

Caffè latte (/ˌkæfeɪ ˈlɑːteɪ/ or /ˈlæteɪ/, Italian pronunciation: [kafˌfɛ lˈlatte] or [kafˌfe lˈlatte], often shortened to just latte in English, is a coffee drink of Italian origin made with espresso and steamed milk. The term comes from the Italian caffellatte (pronounced [kaffelˈlatte]) that is caffè e latte, literally in English orthography either or both words sometimes have an accent on the final e (a hyperforeignism or to indicate it is pronounced, not the more-common silent final e of English).

‘coffee and milk’;

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Matteadjective

Having a dull, lusterless surface finish; opposed to glossy or polished; as, a matte photograph; a proof coin with matte figures on a polished field.

Mattenoun

a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted

Mattenoun

the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

Matteverb

change texture so as to become matted and felt-like;

‘The fabric felted up after several washes’;

Matteadjective

not reflecting light; not glossy;

‘flat wall paint’; ‘a photograph with a matte finish’;

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