noun cov·er·let \ˈkə-vər-lət, -(ˌ)lid\

: a decorative cover for a bed

Full Definition of COVERLET

:  bedspread

Examples of COVERLET

  1. <bought a beautiful new coverlet to match the sheets>

Origin of COVERLET

Middle English, alteration of coverlite, from Anglo-French coverlit, from covre (it) covers + lit bed, from Latin lectus — more at lie
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to COVERLET

COVERLET Defined for Kids


noun cov·er·let \ˈkə-vər-lət\

Definition of COVERLET for Kids

:  bedspread


Next Word in the Dictionary: coverlidPrevious Word in the Dictionary: cover intoAll Words Near: coverlet
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears