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[sat-n-ee] /ˈsæt n i/
satinlike; smooth; glossy.
Origin of satiny
1780-90; satin + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for satiny
  • It comes in big wheels with rust-colored rind enclosing a satiny, semisoft paste.
  • Leek and artichoke soup had exactly the right satiny texture and oniony overtones.
  • Their fins are satiny turquoise and sometimes have a gold glint.
  • As the name implies, the white moths are satiny in appearance.
  • The flat woven pattern combines the satiny and flat surfaces for light and shade effects.
  • The undersides of a buff-breasted sandpiper's wings are satiny white, sharply contrasting with the bird's rich buff color.
  • Knead until smooth and satiny by hand or in a machine.

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