matte

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See also: Matte, matté, mätte, måtte, and maťte

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French mat.

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Noun[edit]

matte (plural mattes)

  1. (art, photography) A decorative border around a picture used to inset and center the contents of a frame.
    Synonyms: mat, matting, passe-partout
    The image is a perfect square of 8 cm (with white matte border the total dimensions are 14 cm tall by 11 cm wide).
  2. (film) A background, often painted or created with computers
    Matte painting is a tool that filmmakers can use to create a scene that is impossible to achieve with conventional cinematographic means.
  3. (pyrometallurgy) The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals.

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Adjective[edit]

matte (comparative more matte, superlative most matte)

  1. (American spelling) Dull; not reflective of light.
    Synonym: (UK) matt
    Antonym: glossy
    Flat or matte paint allows a deep color expression on the walls while also hiding flaws that may be inherent on the painted surface.
    a matte lipstick

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Dutch[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

matte

  1. Inflected form of mat

Verb[edit]

matte

  1. singular past indicative and subjunctive of matten
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of matten

French[edit]

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matte

  1. inflection of matter:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

German[edit]

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matte

  1. inflection of matt:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmat.te/
  • Rhymes: -atte
  • Hyphenation: màt‧te

Adjective[edit]

matte pl

  1. plural of matta

Noun[edit]

matte f

  1. plural of matta

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

matte

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まって

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English meatte, meatta, from Late Latin matta, from Punic or Phoenician.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

matte (plural mattes or matten)

  1. mat (piece of coarse material)
  2. (rare) A coarse pad for a bed.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: mat (see there for further descendants)
  • Scots: mat

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matte

  1. inflection of matt:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

matte m or f (definite singular matta or matten, indefinite plural matter, definite plural mattene)

  1. a mat or rug
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Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

matte m (definite singular matten)

  1. short form of "matematikk", mathematics, maths (UK), math (US)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

matte

  1. to make something dull, matt
  2. to deliver a checkmate

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matte

  1. inflection of matt:
    1. definite singular
    2. plural

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

matte f (definite singular matta, indefinite plural matter, definite plural mattene)

  1. a mat or rug
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

matte m (definite singular matten)

  1. short form of "matematikk", mathematics, maths (UK), math (US)

Etymology 4[edit]

Verb[edit]

matte

  1. to make something dull, matt

Pali[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matte

  1. inflection of matta (intoxicated):
    1. locative singular masculine/neuter
    2. accusative plural masculine
    3. vocative singular feminine

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matte

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of matt.

Noun[edit]

matte c

  1. female owner of a pet; clipping of matmor.
    Ja var är matte? Var är matte?
    Yes where is mommy? Where is mommy?
  2. (uncountable, colloquial) maths; clipping of matematik.
    Är du klar med matten tills imorgon?
    Are you done with the math for tomorrow?
  3. Alternative spelling of mate (maté)
  4. 16th–17th century spelling of matta (coarse protective material)

Declension[edit]

Declension of matte 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative matte matten mattar mattarna
Genitive mattes mattens mattars mattarnas

Antonyms[edit]

  • (female pet owner): husse (master, male owner)

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