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

Definition of bedspread

: a usually ornamental cloth cover for a bed

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Examples of bedspread in a Sentence

a beautiful bedspread that is a reproduction of an 18th-century design
Recent Examples on the Web Think: high thread-count sheets, a down comforter, and a crisp white bedspread. Shelby Deering, House Beautiful, "How to Transform Your Home Into a Dreamy Oasis This Weekend," 21 Nov. 2019 Many people use their bedspreads and comforters as blankets. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Lunchtime get-togethers ruined by kids running amok," 19 Apr. 2020 Adult bedroom: Bed, bedspread/decorative pillows, vanity and washstand with pitcher and basin. cleveland, "Historic artifacts needed for Cahoon Museum: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 29 Feb. 2020 Roman window shades—custom-made for the living room in pink houndstooth by Holland & Sherry—blocked too much light, so they were repurposed as a bedspread. Lexi Mainland, House Beautiful, "A Brand-New Brooklyn Townhouse Disguised to Feel Centuries Old," 30 Dec. 2019 Dear Heloise: The corners of my bedspread drape down onto the floor at the foot of my bed and become a tripping hazard. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Don’t go there?," 27 Sep. 2019 The 55 waterfront guest rooms feature Waterworks fixtures, custom cedar shiplap walls, recycled flooring by Capri, and bedspreads by Quiet Town Home. Elle Decor Editors, ELLE Decor, "7 Dreamy Memorial Day Getaway Hotels To Book Now," 13 May 2019 Some daydreamed about their future homes, earmarking pages full of Kenmore appliances, Blue Willow china sets, and matelassé bedspreads. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "The Sears Wish Book Changed the Way America Does Christmas," 20 Dec. 2019 Her very gifted and loving hands knitted blankets, sewed suits, crocheted tablecloths and bedspreads and made many beautiful and delicate embroideries., "Maria Rosa Nunes Marcelino," 30 Nov. 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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23 May 2020

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“Bedspread.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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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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