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Definition of "velvet" []

  • A soft fabric, such as silk, rayon, or nylon, having a smooth, dense pile and a plain underside. (noun)
  • Something suggesting the smooth surface of velvet. (noun)
  • Smoothness; softness. (noun)
  • The soft, furry covering on the developing antlers of deer. (noun)
  • Informal The winnings of a gambler. (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 "velvet" in a sentence
  • "It serves all the same functions of a night stand with a lamp while naturally being slicker and leaner than buying a rickety wooden nightstand with a tacky candlestick faux-gothic lamp covered in velvet from the 1970s."
  • ": transients attempt to succumb to pathos, and triumph as sad clowns in velvet. there's an oxymoron or two in there, i think. and unseen in the infinite depths of black velvet is the weight of indelible viciousness shouldered by the garish penitents. or maybe Xtreme Hobo Stick."
  • ""Any more of you guys want to promenade aft?" he queried in velvet tones."