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Example of corduroy pants

Example of corduroy pants

velvet

noun   vel·vet   \  ˈvel-vət \

a clothing and upholstery fabric (as of silk, rayon, or wool) characterized by a short soft dense warp pile

Simplified: soft, smooth fabric; you know, "smooth like velvet" 

corduroy

noun   cor·du·roy   \  ˈkȯr-də-ˌrȯi \

a durable usually cotton pile fabric with vertical ribs or wales

Simplified: a ridged form of velvet