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.
See matte in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < dial. mate, a lump, prob. ult. < L matta, mat
Origin: var. of mat
See matte in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, curdled milk, matte
Origin: , from feminine of obsolete mat, compact
Origin: , from Old French, dull
Origin: , from Latin mattus, stupefied; see mat2.
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