- The definition of matte is a dull or not shiny finish.
An example of matte is a photograph without a glossy finish.
- Matte is defined as a mixture sulfides that come from melting sulfide ores from metals such as copper, lead and nickel.
An example of matte is the mixture that is left after melting copper and removing its impurities.
matte definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French ; from dialect, dialectal mate, a lump, probably ultimately ; from Classical Latin matta, mat
Origin: variant, variety of mat
matte definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, curdled milk, matte, from feminine of obsolete mat, compact, from Old French, dull, from Latin mattus, stupefied; see mat2.