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Velvet vs. Velour

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Velvetnoun

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

Velournoun

A knit fabric similar to velvet, but usually somewhat coarser.

Velvetnoun

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

Velournoun

heavy fabric that resembles velvet

Velvetnoun

(rare) A female chinchilla; a sow.

Velour

Velour or velours is a plush, knitted fabric or textile similar to velvet or velveteen. It is usually made from cotton, but can also be made from synthetic materials such as polyester.

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Velvetnoun

(slang) The drug dextromethorphan.

Velvetnoun

(slang) Money acquired by gambling.

Velvetverb

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

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.

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Velvetadjective

Made of velvet.

Velvetadjective

Soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.

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.

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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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