The definition of matte is a dull or not shiny finish.adjective
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.noun
An example of matte is the mixture that is left after melting copper and removing its impurities.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: Fr < dial. mate, a lump, prob. ult. < L matta, mat
Origin: var. of mat
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Origin: French, curdled milk, matte, from feminine of obsolete mat, compact, from Old French, dull, from Latin mattus, stupefied; see mat2.