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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The sitewide sale covers everything from dinnerware, drinkware, and serveware to towels, comforters, and more. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Snowe is having a rare sale on sheets, towels, and more," 12 June 2019 And the bed itself had not been made; a comforter had just been tossed on top of a fitted sheet. Los Angeles Times, "Living in L.A., one Airbnb at a time," 8 Aug. 2019 Generally, 700-fill comforters are best for winter and 600-fill works well during summer. Eustacia Huen, Twin Cities, "Can’t sleep? You probably need to make these changes.," 9 Aug. 2019 Police allege that in October 2012, Chadwick strangled and drowned his wife — 46-year-old Quee Choo Chadwick — in the bathroom of their Newport Beach home, wrapped her body in a comforter and dumped her in a trash bin in San Diego County. Los Angeles Times, "Cops made a crime podcast to capture fugitive multimillionaire Peter Chadwick. It helped," 7 Aug. 2019 They were bound and bludgeoned, covered by a comforter. Tribune News Service,, "The Man in the Window: Closing in on DeAngelo (Part Four)," 23 June 2019 No sooner has Rosaleen shrugged off her duties as comforter-in-chief, however, than August steps in. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, "Finding Refuge in “The Secret Life of Bees” and “Much Ado About Nothing”," 17 June 2019 Generally, 700-fill comforters are best for winter and 600-fill works well during summer. Eustacia Huen, Twin Cities, "Can’t sleep? You probably need to make these changes.," 9 Aug. 2019 Phyllis did approve a pink comforter, though, as well as a few other blush-colored touches. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Renovated ranch home brings coastal vibes to Louisville's Bellemeade neighborhood," 8 Aug. 2019

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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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