Meaning of MATTE in English


~ 1 [ mat ]

■ noun an impure product of the smelting of sulphide ores, especially those of copper or nickel.


C19: from Fr. (in OFr. meaning 'curds'), feminine of mat 'matt'.


~ 2 [ mat ]

■ noun a mask used to obscure part of an image in a film and allow another image to be substituted.


C19: from Fr.


~ 3

■ adjective , noun , & verb variant spelling of matt .

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