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Meaning of MATTE

Pronunciation:  mat

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
  2. [n]  a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
  3. [adj]  not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"

MATTE is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: dull, flat, flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, mat, matt, matt, matted
 See Also: dullness, dulness, mixture, sparkle metal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Matte\, n. [F. matte; cf. F. mat, masc., matte, fem.,
faint, dull, dim; -- said of metals. See {Mate} checkmate.]
1. (Metallurgy) A partly reduced copper sulphide, obtained by
   alternately roasting and melting copper ore in separating
   the metal from associated iron ores, and called {coarse
   metal}, {fine metal}, etc., according to the grade of
   fineness. On the exterior it is dark brown or black, but
   on a fresh surface is yellow or bronzy in color.

2. A dead or dull finish, as in gilding where the gold leaf
   is not burnished, or in painting where the surface is
   purposely deprived of gloss.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blowup, blueprint, contact printing, cyanotype, enlargement, glossy, hologram, lantern slide, microcopy, microprint, photocopy, photogravure, Photostat, photostatic copy, positive, print, projection printing, semi-matte, slide, transparency, Xerox, Xerox copy