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.

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Instead of a thin, scratchy pillow cast off from a field hospital, two plump pillows — and two velvety comforters. John Kelly, Washington Post, "If it’s Monday, this must be Luxembourg: Notes from my recent trip," 30 June 2019 Mama the comforter has come home even heavier in body and soul. Paula Pell, Glamour, "People Used to Tell Me 'You Could Be a Knockout.' My Mistake Was Listening to Them.," 6 June 2019 My comforter besides God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost is my honey. Megan Stein, Country Living, "'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Star Beth Chapman on How Cancer Changed Her Outlook on Parenting," 25 May 2019 Buffy worked with American Forests during the first week of The Breeze's launch to plant a tree for every comforter sold. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "The Buffy Breeze Comforter Is Making it Even More Impossible for Me to Get Out of Bed in the Morning," 1 May 2019 At some spots, rooms are basic; just a side table and twin beds topped with a fluffy down comforter. Amy Tara Koch, Vogue, "The Slopes Less Taken: Going on a Ski Safari in the Dolomites," 7 Mar. 2019 And there is no reason pop stars need to limit themselves to sheets, comforters and pillow cases. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "Retail Glory for Aging Pop Stars," 7 Sep. 2018 Make sure to check out our expert's favorite sheet sets, quilt sets, and comforters. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Bed-in-a-Bag Sets You Can Buy," 24 Dec. 2018 Its beds are dressed with Bellino Fine Linens from Italy, down comforters, Kelly Wearstler cotton blankets, and hypo-allergenic pillows. Christopher Elliott, The Seattle Times, "‘Like sleeping on a bed of nails’: What to do when hotel-mattress hype doesn’t match reality," 30 July 2018

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First Known Use of comforter

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

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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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