coverlet

noun cov·er·let \ ˈkə-vər-lət , -(ˌ)lid \

Definition of coverlet

Examples of coverlet in a Sentence

  1. bought a beautiful new coverlet to match the sheets

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Origin and Etymology of coverlet

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

coverlet Synonyms

Synonyms
bedcover (also bedcovering), bedspread, counterpane, hap [dialect], spread
Related Words
comforter, puff, quilt; bedclothes, bedding, clothes

COVERLET Defined for English Language Learners

coverlet

noun

Definition of coverlet for English Language Learners

  • : a decorative cover for a bed


COVERLET Defined for Kids

coverlet

noun cov·er·let \ ˈkə-vər-lət \

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