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Definition of "matte" []

  • Variant of mat2. (noun)
  • Variant of mat2. (adjective)
  • A mixture of a metal with its sulfides, produced by smelting the sulfide ores of copper, lead, or nickel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "matte" in a sentence
  • "Paraguay tea, which they call matte, as I mentioned before, is always drunk twice a day: this is brought upon a large silver salver, with four legs raised upon it, to receive a little cup made out of a small calabash or gourd, and tipped with silver."
  • "He figured if the plain matte finish worked, why not make them camo?"
  • "As Del said the 8400 in matte makes an excellent hunting rifle."
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