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Suede vs. Velvet

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Main Difference

The main difference between Suede and Velvet is that the Suede is a type of leather and Velvet is a type of pile fabric.

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  • Suede (noun)

    A type of soft leather, made from calfskin, with a brushed texture to resemble fabric, often used to make boots, clothing and fashion accessories.

  • Suede (adjective)

    Made of suede

  • Velvet (noun)

    A closely woven fabric (originally of silk, now also of cotton or man-made fibres) with a thick short pile on one side.

  • Velvet (noun)

    Very fine fur, including the skin and fur on a deer's antlers.

  • Velvet (noun)

    A female chinchilla; a sow.

  • Velvet (noun)

    The drug dextromethorphan.

  • Velvet (noun)

    Money acquired by gambling.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To cover with velvet or with a covering of a similar texture.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To coat raw meat in starch, then in oil, preparatory to frying.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To remove the velvet from a deer's antlers.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To soften; to mitigate.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    Made of velvet.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    peaceful, carried out without violence; especially as pertaining to the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia.

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  • Suede (noun)

    leather with the flesh side rubbed to make a velvety nap

    "suede shoes"

  • Velvet (noun)

    a closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side

    "an armchair covered in velvet"

    "red velvet curtains"

  • Velvet (noun)

    soft downy skin that covers a deer's antler while it is growing

    "the bucks are still in velvet"

    "a moose was rubbing the velvet from his antlers"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Suede (noun)

    Swedish glove leather, - usually made from lambskins tanned with willow bark. Also used adjectively; as, suede gloves.

  • Velvet (noun)

    A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back, or with other soft fibers such as nylon, acetate, or rayon.

  • Velvet (noun)

    The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth.

  • Velvet (noun)

    Something likened to velvet{1} in being soft or luxurious; as, a lawn of velvet.

  • Velvet (adjective)

    Made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

  • Velvet (verb)

    To pain velvet.

  • Velvet

    To make like, or cover with, velvet.

Webster Dictionary
  • Suede (noun)

    leather with a napped surface

  • Suede (noun)

    a fabric made to resemble suede leather

  • Velvet (noun)

    a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

  • Velvet (adjective)

    smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

  • Velvet (adjective)

    resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

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