plural noun

bed·​clothes ˈbed-ˌklō(t͟h)z How to pronounce bedclothes (audio)
: the covering (such as sheets and blankets) used on a bed

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Crisp nights call for hibernation-worthy bedclothes. Wsj Off Duty Editors, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedclothes was in the 14th century

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“Bedclothes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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noun plural
bed·​clothes -ˌklō(t͟h)z How to pronounce bedclothes (audio)
: coverings (as sheets and blankets) for a bed

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