bed·​sheet ˈbed-ˌshēt How to pronounce bedsheet (audio)
: an oblong piece of usually cotton or linen cloth used as an article of bedding

Examples of bedsheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sam was clutching his bedsheet, looking confused and feverish. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 11 Mar. 2024 The spirit of God moves on the face of the waters, and eventually, far off in Idaho, the novelist’s bedsheets stir. Francis Spufford, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2024 Another piece of evidence taken from the scene was blood and discharge found on the bedsheet between Gansau’s legs. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 20 Feb. 2024 Dan Levy is pulling back the bedsheets on how a surprising gift left behind by an old tenant in his apartment ended up inspiring a hilarious scene in his new movie, Good Grief. Emlyn Travis,, 6 Jan. 2024 Sara's dress was a white bedsheet, creatively transformed into a one-shoulder style gown. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2024 In one suicide death, the staff averaged 65 minutes between check-ins between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Staff also failed to properly search inmates’ cell units for contraband like medication, razors and bedsheets. Perry Stein, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 Related The brief accompanying video featured an image of a screen covered with a white bedsheet, with videos of Black women in salons getting their hair washed, styled and cut. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 7 Feb. 2024 The video began with Hicks using a piece of paper to hold a white bedsheet around her body. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 9 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedsheet was in the 15th century

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“Bedsheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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