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Matte may refer to:



  • Matte (filmmaking), filmmaking and video production technology
  • Matte painting, a process of creating sets used in film and video
  • Matte box, a camera accessory for controlling lens glare
  • Open matte, a filming technique that involves matting out the top and bottom of the film frame in the movie projector


  • Tom Matte (born 1939), American football player, quarterback in college and (mostly) running back in the NFL (1960s-1970s)
  • Matte family, a powerful Chilean family


  • Rivière à Matte (English: Matte's River), a tributary of the northwest shore of the St. Lawrence River, in Neuville, Quebec, Canada
  • A neighborhood in Bern, Switzerland

Other uses[edit]

  • In American English, of a surface: having a non-glossy finish. See Gloss (optics).
  • Matte display, an electronic display with a matte surface
  • Matte (metallurgy), a term for the liquid generated by smelting non-ferrous metals, such as copper
  • "Matte Kudasai",a 1981 single by the band King Crimson
  • MATTE, Major Accident to the Environment, term used in EU legislation

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