pil·​low·​case | \ ˈpi-lə-ˌkās How to pronounce pillowcase (audio) , -lō- \

Definition of pillowcase

: a removable covering for a pillow

Examples of pillowcase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Included in this set is one flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and four pillowcases. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, "Shave off an additional 20% on these Black Friday deals with "BFSAVE20"," 27 Nov. 2019 But those silk pillowcases are an especially great addition to the Parachute catalog. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Parachute Just Launched Silk Pajamas That Are So Comfy You'll Never Want to Change Your Clothes," 18 Sep. 2019 Choose between white, gray, ivory, aqua, sage and silver and get a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillowcases. NBC News, "This 4-piece sheet set is less than $30 right now," 15 Nov. 2019 Each set of Cariloha's bamboo resort sheets includes one flat sheet, one fitted sheet and two pillowcases. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Luxe Bedding Is Made Out of Bamboo, And It's Twice as Soft as Cotton," 22 Oct. 2019 For Pa, button shirt; place pillowcase inside shirt, open side down, and fill with hay. Woman's Day Staff, Woman's Day, "Ma and Pa Pumpkins," 9 Sep. 2019 Amazon is full of these sequin pillowcases (the most popular being ones like this with two different colors), but shoppers seem to have fallen in love with the one that reveals Cage’s face. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "PSA: There's a Reversible Sequin Pillowcase of Nicolas Cage’s Face on Amazon for Just $10," 6 Aug. 2019 Simply put them on under your sheets and pillowcases, then remake the bed as usual. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "GH Seal Spotlight: Protect-A-Bed Bed Bug Protection Kit," 1 Aug. 2019 Bed includes a line of sheets and pillowcases in a milky off-white hue. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Virgil Abloh’s first home goods collection is understated with a twist," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pillowcase

1633, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2019

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“Pillowcase.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillowcase. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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How to pronounce pillowcase (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pillowcase

: a removable covering for a pillow


pil·​low·​case | \ ˈpi-lō-ˌkās How to pronounce pillowcase (audio) \

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: a removable covering for a pillow

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