matte matte  /ˈmæt/


  1. (n) a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
  2. (n) the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
  3. (v) change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
  4. (adj) not reflecting light; not glossy


  1. Bryco semiautomatics, which can be had in matte black or shiny nickel finish, retail for less than $100 new, and for as little as $55 used.
  2. Actress Ursula Andress dines out in her bronze velvet shorts, and Raquel Welch had a special pair in white matte jersey run up for her to take on location in Spain.
  3. Get up close to one of the demons and look at his skin: it gleams with a dull, matte, scaly sheen that's disturbingly lifelike.


  1. Automotive SMD MLCCs conserve space and operate up to +150°C.

    Qualified to AEC-Q200 with PPAP available on request, VJ automotive series includes surface mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) VJ….31 and VJ….34 in 0402 case size with X8R dielectric. Also, 0603 and 0805 case sizes featuring X8R dielectric offer working voltages of 100 V. Available in terminations with 100% tin plate matte finish (VJ….31) or with conductive ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Travis Matte and The Kingpins To Play at Luna Live

    LAKE CHARLES, La. - Travis Matte and The Kingpins will perform their version of bayou roots music at Luna Live, located in Historic Downtown Lake Charles at 710 Ryan St., on Friday, June 14, 2013. The group has gained notoriety making music lovers dance and party across the southern region. Matte and The Kingpins have performed for Louisiana State University football tailgate parties and at ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  3. Nail Trend Alert: Textured, Matte Polishes

    (Danica Lo / StyleBistro) Deborah Lippman's new punk rock nail collection Tired of your run-of-the-mill pretty, shiny nail polishes in neutrals, pinks, and reds? Looking for something tough to gird your nail beds with this season? Check out Deborah Lippmann's latest—a trio of Punk Rock-inspired spackle-texture matte polishes, all part of a limited-edition release designed with texture in mind ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: StyleBistro


  1. "It doesn't matter if Tom Matte is the running back," coach Rex Ryan said. "We're going to play them and we're preparing for Peyton Manning, and we're preparing for Reggie Wayne and all those guys. If somebody else is in that position, so be...
    on Dec 24, 2009 By: Rex Ryan Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. Unlike the digital special effects of today, Maltin explained, "a matte painter literally painted on panes of glass that, when suspended properly in front of the camera or double-exposed, give a perfect illusion. So when you see London Harbor full...
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: Leonard Maltin Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "The final product has the feel of soft vinyl, has a matte finish, and the printing is really high-impact," said Fisher.
    on Apr 26, 2010 By: Jeff Fisher Source: MarketWatch (press release)

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