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 Cover the tub with a bedspread or other thick cloth, put on safety goggles and protective clothing to shield yourself against flying shards, and go at it with a sledgehammer. Washington Post, 18 Apr. 2022 There were no signs of blood on the bedsheets or bedspread, according to the report. Dory Jackson,, 15 Mar. 2022 Candles were sometimes perched dangerously on his bedspread, and Mr. Hsieh kept a small fire ring in his bedroom that shot flames into the air without any barrier. Katherine Sayre, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2022 Lulu had bounced on the peach candlewick bedspread while Charlotte went through the drawers. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 There were no signs of blood on the hotel bed's sheets or bedspread, according to the report released Tuesday. Mike Schneider, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2022 The iconic Versace dress almost became a bedspread. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 3 Feb. 2022 The final touch is a blanket, bedspread, or quilt for the foot of the bed., 7 Nov. 2021 The final touch is a blanket, bedspread or quilt for the foot of the bed. Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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24 Apr 2022

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“Bedspread.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of bedspread

: a decorative top covering for a bed

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