(noun, adjective, verb)


1. not reflecting light; not glossy

- a photograph with a matte finish

Similar word(s): dull, flat, mat, matt, matted

Sentences with matte as an adjective:

- Flat or matte paint allows a deep color expression on the walls while also hiding flaws that may be inherent on the painted surface.


1. a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted

Definition categories: substance, mixture

2. the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

Similar word(s): flatness, mat, matt

Definition categories: attribute, dullness

Sentences with matte as a noun:

- The image is a perfect square of 8 cm (with white matte border the total dimensions are 14 cm tall by 11 cm wide).

- Matte painting is a tool that filmmakers can use to create a scene that is either too impractical, too costly or simply too impossible to achieve with conventional cinematographic means.


1. change texture so as to become matted and felt-like

Similar word(s): felt, mat

Definition categories: change