car·​pet·​ing ˈkär-pə-tiŋ How to pronounce carpeting (audio)
: material for carpets
also : carpets

Examples of carpeting in a Sentence

The house has wall-to-wall carpeting in the bedrooms.
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Word History

First Known Use

1758, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carpeting was in 1758

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“Carpeting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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car·​pet·​ing ˈkär-pət-iŋ How to pronounce carpeting (audio)
: material for carpets
also : carpet sense 1
wall-to-wall carpeting
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