pil·​low·​case ˈpi-lə-ˌkās How to pronounce pillowcase (audio)
: a removable covering for a pillow

Examples of pillowcase in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This set of two pillowcases from Luxome have a 400 thread count and are made with breathable and soft bamboo fabric. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 17 Nov. 2023 Sleep Set Give the gift of luxurious sleep with this set that includes an eye mask, a pillowcase, and a scrunchie. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 15 Nov. 2023 The split king bed size option includes one flat top sheet, two twin X-large fitted sheets, and two king-sized pillowcases. Christin Perry, Parents, 16 Oct. 2023 Made from 100% pure mulberry silk, this pillowcase is gentle on hair and skin, preventing frizz and creases. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023 That can lead to a buildup of pore-clogging bacteria, as well as allergens such as dust and mildew, according to the Sleep Foundation, a sleep research organization, which recommends using a pillow protector or a higher-quality pillowcase to prevent discoloration. Angela Yang, NBC News, 22 Oct. 2023 Price at time of publish: $90 Slip Pure Silk Pillowcase View On Amazon View On Nordstrom View On Walmart Made with the highest grade long-fiber mulberry silk, in a thickness of 22 momme, Slip's silk pillowcases are anti-aging and anti-hair frizz, so what’s not to love? Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 21 Sep. 2023 Nourishing on the skin and proven to reduce hair breakage, this completely natural and hypoallergenic silk pillowcase is made from 100% mulberry silk. Rebecca Jones, Southern Living, 25 Oct. 2023 Invest in your hair health by using hair masks, like the Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask–and sleep on a silk pillowcase to prevent split ends. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pillowcase was in 1633

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“Pillowcase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pillowcase. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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pil·​low·​case ˈpil-ō-ˌkās How to pronounce pillowcase (audio)
: a removable covering for a pillow

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