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See also: Matte, matté, mätte, and måtte

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French mat.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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AdjectiveEdit

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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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

matte

  1. Inflected form of mat

VerbEdit

matte

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

FrenchEdit

GermanEdit

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

matte pl

  1. plural of matta

NounEdit

matte f

  1. plural of matta

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

matte

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まって

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

matte

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

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

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

  1. a mat or rug
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

matte m (definite singular matten)

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

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

matte

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

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

matte

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

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

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

  1. a mat or rug
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

matte m (definite singular matten)

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

Etymology 4Edit

VerbEdit

matte

  1. to make something dull, matt

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

matte

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of matt.

NounEdit

matte c

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

DeclensionEdit

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

AntonymsEdit

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

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