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matt

[mat] /mæt/
adjective, noun, verb (used with object)
1.
matte1 .

Matt

[mat] /mæt/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Matthew.

Matt.

1.

matte1

[mat] /mæt/
adjective
1.
having a dull or lusterless surface:
matte paint; a matte complexion; a photograph with a matte finish.
noun
2.
a dull or dead surface, often slightly roughened, as on metals, paint, paper, or glass.
3.
a tool for producing such a surface.
4.
Metallurgy. an unfinished metallic product of the smelting of certain sulfide ores, especially those of copper.
5.
Movies. matte shot.
verb (used with object), matted, matting.
6.
to finish with a matte surface.
Origin of matte1
1640-1650
1640-50; < French mat (masculine), matte (feminine), Old French < Late Latin mattus moist, soft, weak, perhaps < *maditus, derivative of Latin madēre to be wet
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matt

/mæt/
adjective, noun, verb
1.
variant spellings of mat2 (sense 2), mat1 (sense 3), mat2 (sense 5)

Matt.

abbreviation
1.
Matthew

matte1

/mæt/
noun
1.
an impure fused material consisting of metal sulphides produced during the smelting of a sulphide ore
Word Origin
C19: from French

matte2

/mæt/
noun
1.
(films, television) a mask used to blank out part of an image so that another image can be superimposed
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matte

n.

variant of mat (n.2).

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Related Abbreviations for matt

Matt.

Matthew
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