• WordNet 3.6
    • n sateen a cotton fabric with a satiny finish
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sateen A kind of dress goods made of cotton or woolen, with a glossy surface resembling satin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sateen A fabric having a glossy surface, so called from its resemblance to satin; specifically, a kind of worsted goods much used for linings.
    • n sateen A cotton fabric. A thick and strong fabric resembling jean, used for corsets, women's shoes, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sateen sa-tēn′ a glossy worsted, cotton, or even woollen fabric
    • Sateen Also Satteen′
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Satin


In literature:

The sateen is for church and Sunday school.
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She sat still, with averted face, stroking with a rhythmic, jerked movement, the black sateen of her apron.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
The two girl cousins, in dresses of dotted Swiss over blue sateen, were doing their utmost to pacify her.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
Well, maybe it is sateen.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
The Larkins sisters had done wonders with grey sateen.
"The History of Mr. Polly" by H. G. Wells
That she should be using the front door was as startling as that she should be so nobly attired in blue sateen.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
Growing wise with experience, she discovered that she could get a black sateen shirt-waist for fifty cents.
"The Mystery of Mary" by Grace Livingston Hill
Linings may be made of taffeta, china silk, satin, sateen or of almost any material which is not too heavy.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
Yellow sateen skirt and zouave jacket, trimmed with coarse black lace.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
Soon again she came back, carrying some folds of black sateen over her arm.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service

In news:

Color Chart wall art in 100 percent cotton-sateen hand stretched over a canvas-and-wood frame by Textile Arts, 888-343-7285.
Emilio Pucci Sateen Peplum Dress.
Cuddledown 450 Thread Count Sateen Luxury Synthetic Fill Pillow.
New from the Fort Mill, SC-based textiles manufacturer for the spring market will be a new sateen line with 400-count, 100 percent cotton construction.