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Dull finish (5 letter answer)

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The answer MATTE is seen frequently, appearing about once every 120 puzzles.

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Certain finish
Dead surface
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Photo finish
Smelting mixture
Unshiny finish
Like some finishes
Not glossy, as a photo
Mixture formed in smelting ores


MATTE as a noun:

1. a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
2. (flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte) = the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

MATTE as a verb:

1. (felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat) = change texture so as to become matted and felt-like; "The fabric felted up after several washes"

MATTE as an adjective:

1. (flat, mat, matt, matte, matted) = not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"