matt

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See also: Matt, mAtt, mätt, mått, and Matt.

English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matt (comparative more matt, superlative most matt)

  1. (chiefly British spelling) alternative spelling of matte
    • 2009, Michael Marshall, Bad Things, →ISBN, page 250:
      Outside the sky was low and hard and cold, with a matt texture I recognized from when I'd lived around here.

Noun[edit]

matt (plural matts)

  1. (film) Alternative spelling of matte (background, often painted or created with computers)
  2. Alternative spelling of mat (an alloy in coppersmithing)

Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German matte, from Late Latin matta.

Noun[edit]

matt (genitive mati, partitive matti)

  1. mat (small rug)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From German matt.

Adjective[edit]

matt (genitive mati, partitive matti, comparative matim, superlative kõige matim)

  1. matte (dull)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Ultimately from Persian شاه مات(šâh mât).

Noun[edit]

matt (genitive mati, partitive matti)

  1. (chess) checkmate
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • matt in Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mat/
  • Rhymes: -at
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Adjective[edit]

matt (strong nominative masculine singular matter, comparative matter, superlative am mattesten)

  1. dull (not shiny)
  2. exhausted, weak, feeble (not lively, vigorous, energetic)
    • 1903, Fanny zu Reventlow, Ellen Olestjerne, in Franziska Gräfin zu Reventlow: Gesammelte Werke, Albert Langen, page 624:
      Während der langen Heimfahrt senkte sich allmählich eine matte Stimmung über die sonst so unermüdlich frohe Gesellschaft.
      During the long trip home, gradually a feeble mood came down on the otherwise so tirelessly cheery group.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Polish: mat

Further reading[edit]

  • matt” in Duden online
  • matt” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Livonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *matadak.

Verb[edit]

matt

  1. (Salaca) creep

Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matt (masculine matten, neuter matt, comparative méi matt, superlative am mattsten)

  1. matte, dull, wan
  2. feeble, weary

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matt

  1. Alternative form of mat (checkmate)

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matt

  1. Alternative form of mat (tired)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mat and German matt.

Adjective[edit]

matt (neuter singular matt, definite singular and plural matte, comparative mattere, indefinite superlative mattest, definite superlative matteste)

  1. (colour) dull, matt
  2. weak, feeble, listless
  3. (chess) checkmated
  4. (glass) frosted

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French mat and German matt.

Adjective[edit]

matt (neuter singular matt, definite singular and plural matte, comparative mattare, indefinite superlative mattast, definite superlative mattaste)

  1. (colour) dull, matt
  2. weak, feeble, listless
  3. (chess) checkmated
  4. (glass) frosted

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German matt.

Adjective[edit]

matt

  1. weak, faint

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matt (comparative mattare, superlative mattast)

  1. weak, listless
  2. (of colours) matte
  3. (chess) checkmate, in the phrase göra någon matt

Declension[edit]

Inflection of matt
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular matt mattare mattast
Neuter singular matt mattare mattast
Plural matta mattare mattast
Masculine plural3 matte mattare mattast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 matte mattare mattaste
All matta mattare mattaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Westrobothnian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

matt

  1. Alternative form of mått