bed·​spread ˈbed-ˌspred How to pronounce bedspread (audio)
: a usually ornamental cloth cover for a bed

Examples of bedspread in a Sentence

a beautiful bedspread that is a reproduction of an 18th-century design
Recent Examples on the Web Other items have simply been accumulated over the years from far and wide, such as a striped carpet from Anatolia, a white bedspread from Portugal, and a collection of earthenware pots from China. Robert Rufino, ELLE Decor, 4 Sep. 2023 Her simple white bedspread was also replaced with a pink one, which Ford topped off with several fluffy throw pillows. Rachel Desantis, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 The bedspread’s abstract geometries echo those of the large painting on the wall. Catherine Hong, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Aug. 2023 The minty monochrome primary bedroom features wall-to-wall carpeting of which the bespoke bed seems a piece, rendered in velvet and chrome and dressed in a bedspread made from fabric remnants of Grattan’s upholstered stool collection for the gallerist Cristina Grajales. Tessa Watson, ELLE Decor, 1 Aug. 2023 There’s an option for every bedspread, since the pillowcases are available in five sizes and 37 colors. Clara McMahon, Peoplemag, 29 July 2023 The sweater’s survival had been improbable enough: Without the protection of the cotton bedspread, theorizes Osborne, it would have been decimated by moths. Elise Taylor, Vogue, 18 July 2023 Blue floral wallpaper from Sandberg immerses visitors in saturated color, along with a graphic checkerboard lambswool throw from Wallace Sewell and a custom selvage Japanese denim bedspread designed by Katch Interiors. Laura Raskin, ELLE Decor, 10 Aug. 2022 Working for the organization, Slaughter wrapped bedspreads and pillowcases for members of the military on active duty. Ryan Michaels, al, 18 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bedspread was in 1820

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“Bedspread.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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bed·​spread -ˌspred How to pronounce bedspread (audio)
: a decorative cover for a bed

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