a fabric with a soft nap like velvet, used for upholstery, clothing, etc.
also sp. ve·lours′
Origin of velourFr: see velure
- A closely napped fabric resembling velvet, used chiefly for clothing and upholstery.
- A felt resembling velvet, used in making hats.
Origin of velourAlteration of French velours, velvet, from Old French velour, alteration of velous, from Old Provençal velos, from Latin vill&omacron;sus, hairy, from villus, shaggy hair.
From French velours.