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
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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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31 Mar 2021

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“Bedspread.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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