Murphy bed


: a bed that may be folded or swung into a closet

Examples of Murphy bed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The separate, nearly 30-foot-long den/media lounge doubles as the fourth bedroom thanks to a wall of built-ins that discreetly incorporate a Murphy bed for guests. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2024 Inside was a small room with a Murphy bed, toilet, microwave and empty fridge and freezer set. Emily Palmer, Peoplemag, 26 Mar. 2024 All accommodations are suites; most have a master bedroom and en suite bath, plus a Murphy bed, a double sleeper sofa, and another bathroom. Karen Cicero, Parents, 8 Mar. 2024 The secondary bedroom, separated from the living room by sliding glass and brass panels, is currently configured as a library, but guests can still be accommodated with a Murphy bed that’s cleverly tucked within a wall of built-ins. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 6 Mar. 2024 Chan updated the side-by-side spaces to include an art studio for Gerwin, an office and guest room with a Murphy bed and a small existing bathroom. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, 26 Feb. 2024 The memory foam mattresses may be placed on a platform bed, box spring, Murphy bed, adjustable bed frame or even on the floor. Vanessa Infanzon, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 An internal staircase connects to the mezzanine level above, which is designed with a queen-sized Murphy bed concealed in the millwork, to allow for a maximum occupancy of four people in each tree house. Devorah Lev-Tov, Travel + Leisure, 22 Jan. 2024 The selection of products caters to different skincare needs, ensuring that your skin stays hydrated and glowing throughout the festive season. Find it on Amazon Maximize Space Elegantly with a Murphy Bed A Murphy bed offers a smart space-saving solution for small apartments or studios. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2023

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Word History


William L. Murphy †1959 American inventor

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Murphy bed was in 1913

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“Murphy bed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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