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Definition of Velvet


  1. A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads. Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton or linen back.
  2. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid growth.
  3. Made of velvet; soft and delicate, like velvet; velvety.
  4. To pain velvet.
  5. To make like, or cover with, velvet.

Velvet Quotations

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
Henry David Thoreau

Colorful garments - ball gowns, kimonos, evening pajamas - made from yards upon yards of iridescent silk or velvet. I own an unjustifiable number of such outfits and jump at the chance to wear them. Against the etiquette about which I am otherwise all too conscious, I frequently, and unrepentantly, overdress for the occasion.
Julia Glass

My beauty tricks revolve around eyes. For the early morning shoots, I pop eye pads in the freezer the night before, and when I take them out in the morning they are already cold and active and are great under my eyes. I keep my eye pads right next to my red velvet Ben & Jerry's in the freezer.
Christine Teigen

A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Iron hand in a velvet glove.
Charles V
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Velvet Translations

velvet in Dutch is fluwelen
velvet in French is velours
velvet in German is Samt
velvet in Italian is velluto
velvet in Portuguese is veludo
velvet in Spanish is terciopelo
velvet in Swedish is sammet
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