cut velvet

noun
1.
a fabric in which the looped pile has been cut. Compare velvet.
2.
a fabric having a pattern of figured velvet with a backing of chiffon or voile.
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But this season it's cut velvet or burn-out velvet, which has the nap burned away in areas to form a textural pattern.
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