comforter

noun
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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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 The comforter could probably make clouds jealous with its soft touch. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "I Used to Wake Up Sweating In the Middle of The Night — This Blanket Changed That," 27 Aug. 2018 Down alternative comforters may tell you the fill power equivalent. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Comforter," 14 Oct. 2018 Other photos show Harry shining his shoes on his bed — peep his blue plaid comforter — and doing some schoolwork at his desk. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Photos of Prince Harry's High School Dorm Room Resurface," 29 Aug. 2018 Trump is no comforter-in-chief and has demonstrated a clear lack of understanding as to the moral duty required by the Oval Office in times of national crisis. Zach Schermele, Teen Vogue, "Donald Trump's Ideology Is Supporting Political Violence," 30 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of comforter

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

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comforter

noun

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)

comforter

noun
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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