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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

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

Iron hand in a velvet glove.
Charles V

I decorated my house like a medieval gothic castle, European-style. Chandeliers and red velvet curtains. My bedroom is pink and black, my bathroom is totally Hello Kitty, I have a massive pink couch and a big antique gold cross.
Avril Lavigne

I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword.
Olivia De Havilland

As a New Yorker you can't help but be proud of the fact that so much music and culture started here. Punk rock, jazz, hip-hop and house music started here, George Gershwin debuted 'Rhapsody in Blue' here; the Velvet Underground are from New York.
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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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