com·​fort·​er | \ ˈkəm(p)-fər-tər How to pronounce comforter (audio) , ˈkəm(p)-fə-tər \

Definition of comforter

1a capitalized : holy spirit
b : one that gives comfort
2a : a long narrow usually knitted neck scarf
b : a thick bed covering made of two layers of cloth containing a filling (such as down)

Examples of comforter in a Sentence

He was her longtime confidant and comforter.
Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the down alternative comforter and pillow, the polyfill in these products is made from recycled down (repurposing down = reduces waste), instead of water bottles. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "The Company Store Is Now Selling a Comforter That's Partially Made From Recycled Water Bottles," 22 Apr. 2021 Consider the Fairfield Square Safari Blush comforter set, which is now selling for $29.99 from its regular price of $100. Christine Persaud, USA TODAY, "Macy's bedding sets are on sale from as low as $19 right now," 10 Apr. 2021 The warmth of a BALOO weighted comforter and the pull of gravity beneath the bed, soothed away all the tension and stress from past days. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, "Reasons Why CBN Or Cannabinol Is A Safe And Effective Hero Ingredient To Holistic Natural Sleep Aids," 20 Apr. 2021 In the wake of a terrible tragedy, this president is viewed as a credible leader and comforter. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, "Weekly Biden Report Card: Bad on border, comforting on Atlanta slayings," 20 Mar. 2021 Two decades of singular focus had brought him to this limbo, perched on a striped comforter, next to a pair of suitcases and a gold trophy, with only $53 in his bank account. Washington Post, "He was Nigeria’s biggest Scrabble star. The pandemic spelled identity crisis.," 30 Mar. 2021 This ambient lighting makes relaxing under my comforter even cozier, lulling me to sleep. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "The Dyson Lightcycle Morph is essential to my wellness routines," 25 Mar. 2021 Weighted Comforter is a comforter first and a weighted blanket second. Ciannah Gin, Forbes, "The 9 Best Weighted Blankets To Help You Find Your Zen," 4 Mar. 2021 This comforter has a 400 thread count cotton sateen shell as well. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, "The 6 best duvets and duvet inserts of 2021," 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of comforter

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Comforter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of comforter

: someone who helps you to feel less worried, upset, frightened, etc. : someone who comforts you
US : a thick bed covering that is filled with a soft light material (such as feathers)


com·​fort·​er | \ ˈkəm-fər-tər How to pronounce comforter (audio) \

Kids Definition of comforter

1 : a person or thing that gives relief to someone suffering grief or trouble

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