cov·​er·​let | \ ˈkə-vər-lət How to pronounce coverlet (audio) , -(ˌ)lid\

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bedcover (also bedcovering), bedspread, counterpane, hap [dialect], spread

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Examples of coverlet in a Sentence

bought a beautiful new coverlet to match the sheets

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Starting this summer, West Elm will offer RTR subscribers 26 exclusive home bundles for the bedroom and living room, including decorative pillows, quilts, coverlets, shams, and more. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Rent the Runway and West Elm Partner to Create Gorgeous, Rentable Home Essentials," 7 Mar. 2019 Blue coverlets on the single beds reference the nearby sea. Karen Bruno, WSJ, "A Luxury Room for a 4-Year-Old, With Space to Grow," 17 July 2018 From coverlets to bedspreads to duvets and comforters, confusion is inevitable…but not unavoidable. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Bedding Guide: What is a Sham?," 31 Oct. 2018 There were two matching coverlets made for two small twin beds. Robert Sullivan, Vogue, "What Do You Look Like As a Quilt? A New Group Show Imagines the Quilted Self Portrait," 22 Sep. 2018 Matelassé Rosary coverlet and Euro shams in Ivory, from $75; Country Living, "2015 Country Living Makeover Takeover: Buying Guide," 18 June 2015 To revamp a sofa, shop for a thin quilt, coverlet or textural bedspread in a color or pattern you like, or buy long pieces of fabric. Jennifer Adams,, "Ask Jennifer Adams: How to get a new look in a living room without replacing everything," 18 May 2018 In the bedroom of her Vermont cottage, Benjamin Moore's Iron Mountain provides a dramatic contrast to the white leather Licari Design bed and colorful parrot-print coverlet from Studio Due. The Editors At House Beautiful, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Cozy Bedroom with a Dark Accent Wall," 22 Nov. 2013 The bed in the guest room has a headboard covered in a vintage French fabric, and a pillow and coverlet in a Lee Jofa silk. Susanna Homan, ELLE Decor, "Once A Vintage Jewelry Seller, Alisa Bloom Becomes a Sought-After Designer and Contractor," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of coverlet

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coverlet

Middle English, alteration of coverlite, from Anglo-French coverlit, from covre (it) covers + lit bed, from Latin lectus — more at lie

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The first known use of coverlet was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of coverlet

: a decorative cover for a bed


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