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velvet in Material & textiles topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvelvetvel‧vet /ˈvelvɪt/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  DCCTIMa type of expensive cloth with a soft surface on one side green velvet drapes
Examples from the Corpus
velvetA velvet choker was tied around her neck; massive gold earrings hung from her lobes.A svelte-looking black velvet off-the-shoulder number, with ostrich feather trim, was priced at £59.99.She was dressed in dark blue velvet, a high white lace wimple on her head.There was a chaiselongue upholstered in velvet, a plump dressing-table stool to match it, a bureau with a padded chair.And the third was a shining glass coffin, lying on a rich velvet pall on a gilded trestle.Her arms were around his neck, and her hands lay on the velvet collar of his coat.The line is often simple, but outfits are trimmed with velvet or gold buttons.