In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1terciopelo masculine(suit/curtains) de terciopelo(voice/skin) aterciopelado literary
- I'm also launching some new shades of neutral colours to expand my working palette and some vintage velvet fabrics.
- Do not wear velvet or satin in the summer.
- The Chinese-style dresses, skirts and tops come in shimmering silk and voluptuous velvet.
- There is considerable debate among textile historians as to where velvet was first woven.
- Even centuries later, the rich damasks and velvets favored for upholstery would be seen as the height of chic.
- Her skin was lightly tanned and looked as smooth and as soft as velvet.
- The materials used are silk, silk organza, cotton, brocade and velvet.
- The girls looked stunning in silk, chiffon and velvet as they modelled two-piece outfits and flowing ensembles.
- I'm a jeans girl really but silk and velvet have to have their place if one is going to dress up.
- The firelight caught the cut of the diamonds and they sparkled against the burgundy velvet.
- She pressed her face into the soft blue velvet of her mother's dress.
- The textile designer Ciaran Sweeney is a man of many fabrics, but he is best known for his flamboyant work with silk and silk velvet.
- Hastily, she twisted her hair into a loose bun and then pulled on the hood over her head, savoring the soft feeling of velvet against her skin.
- The bride wore a dress made of ivory silk georgette embroidered with rows of tiny antique silk velvet rosebuds, with a two metre train.
- She opened the window and sat down on the velvet covered window seat.
- The water was liquid velvet against his skin, and the scent of orchids filled the air as he swam.
- On top of the white velvet lining lay a delicate circlet of diamonds.
- It was a pretty room, with a large window shrouded by thick, red, velvet curtains.
- They sat, as they always did, in the faded velvet armchairs on either side of the fire.
- I lifted up the skirt of my ruby velvet dress and walked towards him.
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