bed·​spread | \ ˈbed-ˌspred How to pronounce bedspread (audio) \

Definition of bedspread

: a usually ornamental cloth cover for a bed

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Synonyms for bedspread


bedcover (also bedcovering), counterpane, coverlet, hap [dialect], spread

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Examples of bedspread in a Sentence

a beautiful bedspread that is a reproduction of an 18th-century design

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Prosecutor Dan Akemon [in court]: Gargiulo's blood and DNA were found on Michelle's bedspread and sheet and in the blood trail across the alley. CBS News, "The Hollywood Ripper: How "48 Hours" helped crack the case of convicted serial killer Michael Gargiulo," 14 Sep. 2019 Can’t get your hands on Blanche’s coveted bedspread? Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "It’s Settled: Everyone on Our Christmas List Is Getting a Golden Girls Chia Pet," 12 Sep. 2019 Her simple white bedspread was also replaced with a pink one, which Ford topped off with several fluffy throw pillows. Rachel Desantis,, "Scott Disick Just Gave 7-Year-Old Daughter Penelope's Bedroom a $20,000 Makeover," 17 Sep. 2019 Compared to the Roy family homes, the Pierces’s Tern Haven is shabby chic: chintz, worn Chesterfield sofas, paisley bedspreads. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Let’s Talk About the Clothes on “Succession”," 6 Sep. 2019 Elvis appears on a bedspread, the shower curtain and luggage (from a trip to Graceland). Daily Pilot, "It’s now or never: Yorba Linda seniors will tie the knot at the 20th annual Elvis Festival," 16 Aug. 2019 Consider a better mattress or a new bedspread in soothing colors to make sleeping heavenly. Tribune Content Agency,, "Horoscope for July 31, 2019: Happy birthday Dean Cane; Cancer, watch your eating and sleeping habits," 31 July 2019 The nine 19th-century quilts on display are not your classic, staid bedspreads made of scraps. Washington Post, "Don’t sleep on this Smithsonian quilt exhibit," 1 Aug. 2019 John Shaffner, the show’s assistant art director tells the story of how Blanche’s banana leaf bedspread and matching wallpaper came to be in Jim Colucci’s book Golden Girls Forever. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "The Golden Girls Production Designer Slept with Blanche’s Iconic Bedspread to Keep It from Being Stolen," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of bedspread

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bedspread was in 1820

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English Language Learners Definition of bedspread

: a decorative cover for a bed


bed·​spread | \ ˈbed-ˌspred How to pronounce bedspread (audio) \

Kids Definition of bedspread

: a decorative top covering for a bed

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