[ UK /vˈɛlvɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈvɛɫvət/ ]
  1. a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back
  1. smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste
  2. resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface
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How To Use velvet In A Sentence

  • The brightly colored outfits may be made of either cotton or such dressy fabrics as velvet, satin, and lamé.
  • Besides that, there flourished some tufts of velvety grass, some scattered reeds, two plants of the yellow herb called tansy, four of a red flower, and a pretty white one; but the treasures of the rock consisted of three roots of garlic, which Maie had put in a cleft. The Lilac Fairy Book
  • Nutty sweetbreads, bitter greens, gently brash shallots, and velvety chanterelles suffuse farfalle in well-oiled repertory.
  • He had chasubles, also, of amber-coloured silk, and blue silk and gold brocade, and yellow silk damask and cloth of gold, figured with representations of the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ, and embroidered with lions and peacocks and other emblems; dalmatics of white satin and pink silk damask, decorated with tulips and dolphins and fleurs-de-lis; altar frontals of crimson velvet and blue linen; and many corporals, chalice-veils, and sudaria. The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • As Hayden recalled the velvety softness of her breast against his palm, a pang of guilt stabbed him. One Night Of Scandal
  • Cook the cauliflower until almost melting - if it is slightly crunchy, it won't liquidise to a velvety consistency.
  • There was no help for it, he had to be left there, and I went away with an anxious mind as to what his busy teeth would be employed upon all night; and, sure enough, next morning a velvet curtain was found nibbled and tattered, and being converted into a nest for the enterprising gerbille! Wild Nature Won By Kindness
  • At the end of an hour, the ascent becoming every moment more abrupt, we had passed the belt of trees and bushes, and reached the smooth and scoriaceous cone, which, during the rainy season, appears from the bay to be covered with a velvety mantle of green. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860
  • Spectacular silver panne velvet roses on black chiffon.
  • A female puppet with a fine, domed forehead entered, swishing black velvet.
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