counterpane

noun
coun·​ter·​pane | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpān How to pronounce counterpane (audio) \

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Examples of counterpane in a Sentence

a beautiful counterpane that was a family heirloom
Recent Examples on the Web Beneath wall text describing Báthory’s ghoulish crimes and her macabre punishment, bloody mannequins in nightshirts, one with its throat hideously cut, sprawl across a counterpane. Sam Lipsyte, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 The bed was draped in a cranberry-red silk counterpane. Jon Meacham, House Beautiful, 1 Oct. 2013

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First Known Use of counterpane

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for counterpane

alteration of Middle English countrepointe, modification of Middle French coute pointe, literally, embroidered quilt

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“Counterpane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterpane. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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