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coverlet

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

Simple Definition of coverlet

  • : a decorative cover for a bed

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of coverlet

Examples of coverlet in a sentence

  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


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