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Suede vs. Velvet

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Suedenoun

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

Velvetnoun

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

Suedeadjective

Made of suede

Velvetnoun

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

Suedenoun

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

Velvetnoun

(rare) A female chinchilla; a sow.

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Suedenoun

leather with a napped surface

Velvetnoun

(slang) The drug dextromethorphan.

Suedenoun

a fabric made to resemble suede leather

Velvetnoun

(slang) Money acquired by gambling.

Suedenoun

leather with the flesh side rubbed to make a velvety nap

‘suede shoes’;

Velvetverb

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

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Suede

Suede (pronounced (SWAYD)) is a type of leather with a napped finish, commonly used for jackets, shoes, shirts, purses, furniture, and other items. The term comes from the French gants de Suède, which literally means .Suede is made from the underside of the animal skin, which is softer and more pliable than the outer skin layer, though not as durable.

‘gloves from Sweden’;

Velvetverb

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

Velvetverb

To remove the velvet from a deer's antlers.

Velvetverb

To soften; to mitigate.

Velvetadjective

Made of velvet.

Velvetadjective

Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

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Velvetadjective

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

Velvetnoun

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.

Velvetnoun

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

Velvetnoun

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

Velvetadjective

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

Velvetverb

To pain velvet.

Velvetverb

To make like, or cover with, velvet.

Velvetnoun

a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

Velvetadjective

smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

Velvetadjective

resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

Velvetnoun

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’;

Velvetnoun

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’;

Velvet

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive soft feel. By extension, the word velvety means .

‘smooth like velvet’;

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