Meaning of MATT in English


adj., n., & v. (also mat)

adj. (of a colour, surface, etc.) dull, without lustre.

n. 1 a border of dull gold round a framed picture. 2 (in full matt paint) paint formulated to give a dull flat finish (cf. GLOSS(1)). 3 the appearance of unburnished gold. (matted, matting) 1 make (gilding etc.) dull. 2 frost (glass).

[ F mat, mater, identical with mat MATE(2) ]

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