1. Made of or covered with satin
2. Suggestive of satin especially in smooth lustrous appearance or sleekness to touch
ETYM French satin (cf. Portu. setim), from Italian setino, from seta silk, Latin saeta, seta, a thick, stiff hair, a bristle; or possibly ultimately of Chinese origin; cf. Chin. sz-tün, sz-twan. Related to Sateen.
Very smooth, usually shiny, warp-faced woven textile. It can be made from any fiber; the degree of luster depends on the fiber and the length of each warp float passing over the weft.
Satins have been used in dress and grand furnishings since the Renaissance.
A smooth fabric of silk or rayon; has a glossy face and a dull back.