slip·​cov·​er | \ ˈslip-ˌkə-vər \

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.

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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 White bedding, curtains, carpet, and slipcovers keep the room from feeling too cavelike. Sarah Yang, House Beautiful, "Top Pin of the Day: A Cozy and Warm Bedroom," 16 Apr. 2014 In the living room, the custom sofa is in a linen velvet from Ireland’s fabric collection, and the armchairs are covered in an Otis Textiles linen slipcover (left) and a fabric purchased in Marrakech (right). Booth Moore, ELLE Decor, "Tour Kathryn M. Ireland’s Santa Monica Home That's Big On Bohemian Decor," 6 Mar. 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

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


slip·​cov·​er | \ ˈslip-ˌkə-vər \

Kids Definition of slipcover

: a cover (as for a sofa or chair)

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