cov·​er·​let ˈkə-vər-lət How to pronounce coverlet (audio)

Examples of coverlet in a Sentence

bought a beautiful new coverlet to match the sheets
Recent Examples on the Web Bamboo Coverlet Leave the throw size of this coverlet out on your sofa, or grab the twin, queen, or king sizes to use as a lightweight comforter or an extra bedding layer. Lauren Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Jan. 2024 This coverlet is machine washable and dryer friendly. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 19 Jan. 2024 Pull the coverlet all the way to the head of the bed and fold the flat sheet down to the top third for a clean look. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 To help the warmers do their job, team members throw leather jackets and blankets over the coverlets. IEEE Spectrum, 22 June 2016 Make sure, however, that the white of your coverlet matches the white of your sheets—to some companies, white is more of a cream color. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 All the teams have special coverlets—popular here are the blue, electrically heated warmers made by Chicken Hawk—and leave them on to nearly the last minute before a time trial. IEEE Spectrum, 22 June 2016 Add a white coverlet with a textured pattern (like matelassé) over the flat sheet. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 This tufted ruffle quilt set includes a coverlet quilt and two matching shams that are machine washable. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Coverlet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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cov·​er·​let ˈkəv-ər-lət How to pronounce coverlet (audio)

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