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MATTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does matte mean? 

MATTE (noun)
  The noun MATTE has 2 senses:

1. a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
2. the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

  Familiarity information: MATTE used as a noun is rare.


MATTE (adjective)
  The adjective MATTE has 1 sense:

1. not reflecting light; not glossy

  Familiarity information: MATTE used as an adjective is very rare.


MATTE (verb)
  The verb MATTE has 1 sense:

1. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

  Familiarity information: MATTE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MATTE (noun)


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Meaning:

A mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("matte" is a kind of...):

mixture ((chemistry) a substance consisting of two or more substances mixed together (not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "matte"):

sparkle metal (matte that has 74 percent copper)


Sense 2matte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

lusterlessness; lustrelessness; matt; matte; flatness; mat

Hypernyms ("matte" is a kind of...):

dullness (a lack of visual brightness)


MATTE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Not reflecting light; not glossy

Synonyms:

mat; matt; matte; matted; flat

Context examples:

flat wall paint / a photograph with a matte finish

Similar:

dull (emitting or reflecting very little light)


MATTE (verb)


Sense 1matte [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

matte up; felt up; matte; mat up; matt-up; mat; felt

Context example:

The fabric felted up after several washes

Hypernyms (to "matte" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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