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[sa-teen] /sæˈtin/
a strong cotton fabric constructed in satin weave and having a lustrous face.
Origin of sateen
1875-80; variant of satin, by association with velveteen Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sateen
  • The weave for the material shall be a five harness sateen cloth.
  • The moat exclusive are silk, but pretty colorings in sateen are less expensive.
  • Fabric filters used for final product emission control may be made of cotton sateen.
  • The fabric is a sateen if it is weft faced meaning only the weft threads show.
British Dictionary definitions for sateen


a glossy linen or cotton fabric, woven in such a way that it resembles satin
Word Origin
C19: changed from satin, on the model of velveteen
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Word Origin and History for sateen

"glossy cloth resembling satin," 1835, variant of satin (q.v.), perhaps influenced by velveteen, where the ending is a variant of -ine (1).

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