Motte vs Matte - What's the difference?

motte | matte |

As verbs the difference between motte and matte

is that motte is while matte is .

As an adjective matte is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • A raised earth mound, often topped with a wooden or stone structure and surrounded with a ditch.
  • (US, dialect) A clump of trees in a prairie.
  • Derived terms

    * motte-and-bailey


    * ----




    (en noun)
  • (arts, photography) A decorative border around a picture
  • ''The image is a perfect square of 8 cm (with white matte border the total dimensions are 14 cm tall by 11 cm wide).
  • (cinema) A background, often painted]] or created with [[computer, computers
  • 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.
  • (pyrometallurgy) The molten metal sulfide phases typically formed during smelting of copper, nickel, and other base metals
  • Adjective

  • dull, not reflective of light
  • Flat or matte paint allows a deep color expression on the walls while also hiding flaws that may be inherent on the painted surface.


    * matt (UK)


    * glossy