matte

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See also: Matte, matté, mätte, and måtte

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: matt (UK)
    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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

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]

Verb[edit]

matte

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

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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]

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

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

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

matte

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of matt.

Noun[edit]

matte c

  1. female owner of a pet; Clipping of matmor.
  2. (colloquial) maths; Clipping of matematik.

Declension[edit]

Declension of matte 1
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative matte matten mattar mattarna
Genitive mattes mattens mattars mattarnas
Declension of matte 2
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative matte matten
Genitive mattes mattens

Antonyms[edit]

  • (female owner of a pet): husse (male owner of a pet)

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