adjective Date: 1786 having or resembling the soft usually lustrous smoothness of satin <
a satiny finish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Satiny — Sat in*y, a. Like or composed of satin; glossy; as, to have a satiny appearance; a satiny texture. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • satiny — *silky, silken, velvety, glossy, *sleek, slick …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • satiny — sat|in|y [ˈsætıni US ˈsætni] adj smooth, shiny, and soft ▪ women in tight, satiny dresses …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • satiny — satin ► NOUN 1) a smooth, glossy fabric, usually of silk. 2) (before a noun ) denoting or having a smooth, glossy surface or finish. DERIVATIVES satiny adjective. ORIGIN from an Arabic word meaning of Tsinkiang , a town in China …   English terms dictionary

  • satiny — adjective having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light glossy auburn hair satiny gardenia petals sleek black fur silken eyelashes silky skin a silklike fabric slick seals and otters …   Useful english dictionary

  • satiny — /sat n ee/, adj. satinlike; smooth; glossy. [1780 90; SATIN + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • satiny — adjective Like satin, smooth and shiny, glossy …   Wiktionary

  • satiny — Synonyms and related words: attenuate, attenuated, buffed, burnished, cottony, dainty, delicate, downy, filmy, fine, fine drawn, fine grained, finespun, finished, fluffy, furbished, fuzzy, gauzy, glace, glassy, glazed, gleaming, glossy, gossamer …   Moby Thesaurus

  • satiny — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sericeous, glossy, smooth; see silken . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Smooth and lustrous as if polished: silken, silky, sleek. See SMOOTH …   English dictionary for students

  • satiny — sat|in|y [ sætni ] adjective shiny and smooth to touch …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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