Meaning of MATTE in English



Variant: also mat or matt

Pronunciation: ' mat

Function: adjective

Etymology: French mat, from Old French, faded, defeated

Date: circa 1648

: lacking or deprived of luster or gloss: as a : having a usually smooth even surface free from shine or highlights < matte metals> <a matte finish> b : having a rough or granular surface

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