satinlike, adj.
/sat"n/, n.
1. a fabric in a warp-effect or filling-effect satin weave, as acetate, rayon, nylon, or silk, often having a glossy face and a soft, slippery texture.
2. See satin weave.
3. a dress or other garment of satin: She wore her green satin.
4. of or like satin; smooth; glossy.
5. made of or covered or decorated with satin: a satin pillow.
[1325-75; ME satyn(e) < MF satin, prob. < Ar (atlas) zaytuni (satin) of Zaitun a city in China where the cloth was made, prob. Tsinkiang]

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Fabric constructed by the satin weaving method, one of the three basic textile weaves.

Satin weave superficially resembles twill but does not have the regular step in each successive weft that characterizes twills. Thus, there is no strong diagonal line, and the fabric is smooth-faced, with an unbroken surface made up of long floating warp yarns. Because satins are susceptible to the wear caused by rubbing and snagging, they are considered luxury fabrics. Satin is made in different weights for various uses, including dresses (particularly evening wear), linings, bedspreads, and upholstery. Though originally of silk, it may be made of yarns of other fibres.

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      any fabric constructed by the satin weave method, one of the three basic textile weaves. The fabric is characterized by a smooth surface and usually a lustrous face and dull back; it is made in a wide variety of weights for various uses, including dresses, particularly evening wear; linings; bedspreads; and upholstery.

      Though originally a silk fabric, it is now made of yarns of other fibres. An all-cotton fabric woven in the satin structure is known as sateen.

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