A smooth, shiny fabric made with silk, acetate, or rayon fibers in a satin weave. Satin fabric was originally made in China from silk. Heavy satin is called duchesse. Satin fabrics are used for linings, book covers, and dresses.
Synonyms and Related Terms
satin fabric; aceytuni; duchesse; raso (Esp.)
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