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 There is also a dress inspired by a puffy comforter, as well as garments made three-dimensional by embellishments including satin daisies and pearls. New York Times, 4 Aug. 2022 When Gabriella first walked in, light shone through the window, casting an abstract, golden shape onto a baby blue comforter. Los Angeles Times, 1 Aug. 2022 Finding the perfect bedding is important for a good night's sleep, whether that means throwing on a pillowy mattress topper or snuggling under a weighted comforter. Amy Schulman,, 19 July 2022 Wrapped up in a cozy white comforter and propped up on fluffy pillows, the star is holding up her phone in her left hand, her new wedding band prominently on display, and a smile on her face. Anna Chan, Billboard, 18 July 2022 Still, putting on a duvet cover requires extra steps versus just laying a comforter flat on your bed. Shivani Vyas, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 July 2022 The promise: This down comforter converts into a sleeping bag. Outside Online, 9 Mar. 2022 As far as inserts go, Nordstrom's cooling down alternative comforter is an easy decision for hot sleepers. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 15 July 2022 On Saturday, Gilbert appointed himself comforter-in-chief to the many tourists who had traveled from around the world to see Yosemite’s wonders and were blocked by the fire. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 10 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of comforter

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

History and Etymology for comforter

Middle English confortour, comfortour, borrowed from Anglo-French confortur, comfortour, from conforter, comforter "to strengthen spiritually, comfort entry 1" + -ur, -our -er entry 2

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12 Aug 2022

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“Comforter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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

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

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