slip·​cov·​er | \ ˈslip-ˌkə-vər How to pronounce slipcover (audio) \

Definition of slipcover

: a cover that may be slipped off and on specifically : a removable covering for an article of furniture

Examples of slipcover in a Sentence

We put a slipcover on the sofa.

Recent Examples on the Web

Stain resistant and easy-to-clean microsuede slipcovers mean that this sofa can take a licking and keep on ticking! Laura Eckstein, Good Housekeeping, "Best Sofas Under $1000," 14 May 2012 Laguna Slipcovered Sofa, $999, Z Gallerie. Done up in a cool leafy green slipcover, the Ektorp is easy to clean, and most importantly, easy to sink into. Laura Eckstein, Good Housekeeping, "Best Sofas Under $1000," 14 May 2012 On the original vaulted terrace, the Spanish Colonial dining table is from the antiques shop El Arcon, the slipcovers on the chairs are of a silk ikat, the table linens are by Ortiz, and the fan is from Fanimation. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "This Colombian Fashion Designer Brings a Sophisticated Spirit Into Her Cartagena Home," 9 Aug. 2018 Best of all is their price range, which rivals that of Ikea’s own slipcover replacements. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "5 Companies That Will Make Your Ikea Furniture Seem Custom-Made," 13 June 2018 In the library, the sofa has a slipcover in a Donghia fabric, the Harvey Probber swivel chairs are from Antiques du Monde, the circa-1910 Italian chandelier is from Obsolete, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Icicle. As Told To Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "Tour A Sonoma Valley Lake House Rippling with Patterns and Color," 15 May 2018 COVER YOUR FURNITURE Salvage couches and armchairs that have minor wear and tear with slipcovers. Washington Post, "Affordable ways to refresh your home," 28 June 2018 After making their own Ikea slipcover (self taught with sewing lessons via YouTube), the pair launched a full-fledged company that ships around the world. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "5 Companies That Will Make Your Ikea Furniture Seem Custom-Made," 13 June 2018 Presumably, its generous, low-slung proportions have hosted decades of sunny afternoon naps, and the tradition happily continues in Berkeley, this time upon a soft denim slipcover with oversize Coyuchi throw pillows. Leilani Marie Labong, San Francisco Chronicle, "Peace, love and a ’70s vibe rock a Berkeley home," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of slipcover

1856, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of slipcover

US : a loose, removable cloth cover for a piece of furniture


slip·​cov·​er | \ ˈslip-ˌkə-vər How to pronounce slipcover (audio) \

Kids Definition of slipcover

: a cover (as for a sofa or chair)

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