Meaning of MATTE in English

MATTE

n.

Pronunciation: ' mat

Function: noun

Etymology: French, from Middle French, crude metal, curdled milk, from feminine of mat thick, dull, matte

Date: 1839

1 : a crude mixture of sulfides formed in smelting sulfide ores of metals (as copper, lead, or nickel)

2 : a motion-picture effect in which part of a scene is blocked out and later replaced by footage containing other material (as a background painting)

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