sofa

noun
so·​fa | \ ˈsō-fə How to pronounce sofa (audio) \

Definition of sofa

: a long upholstered seat usually with arms and a back and often convertible into a bed

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Examples of sofa in a Sentence

I curled up on the sofa with a book.

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Meanwhile, up the road, work at the factories will keep humming along, churning out your next sofa or armchair. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "A Tiny North Carolina Town You've Never Heard of Makes Most of America's Furniture," 27 Mar. 2019 Faux Fur Throw Mann suggests adding a faux fur throw to your sofa. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "11 Simple Home Updates to Make This Year," 7 Jan. 2019 Upon entering guests are enfolded into a canopy of trees that were collected from the property and the artistry of stonework of the massive two-sided, wood burning fireplace provides cozy nooks while nestled in bed or on the living room sofa. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Winvian Farm," 19 Feb. 2019 Step 5: Wait Sit your ass down on the sofa and get comfortable, because that pot of chili needs a minute. Paula Forbes, GQ, "A Chili Recipe So Easy You Can Make It Tonight," 7 Feb. 2018 While there, the boy showered and changed into clothes Gamboa lent him before going to bed on the living room sofa. Jose R. Gonzalez And Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Spring ISD substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting student as he slept," 28 Jan. 2018 So that $10,000 designer sofa can be bought for $3,000 to $5,000. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "The Most Beautiful Rugs in the World Are Now Actually Affordable," 28 Feb. 2019 In the living room, a 1960s Robert Haussmann sofa gleams in its sapphire silk velvet by Ralph Lauren Home. Alina Cho, ELLE Decor, "Uptown Glamour Goes Downtown in a Bold West Village Pad," 22 Feb. 2019 Two aquamarine sofas anchor the living space and provide a rich burst of color in the otherwise subdued loft. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Rent this cozy loft that doubles as a furniture showroom," 27 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of sofa

1717, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sofa

earlier, raised carpeted floor, from Italian sofà, from Turkish sofa, from Arabic ṣuffa carpet, divan

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The first known use of sofa was in 1717

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sofa

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sofa

: a long and comfortable piece of furniture on which a person can sit or lie down

sofa

noun
so·​fa | \ ˈsō-fə How to pronounce sofa (audio) \

Kids Definition of sofa

: a long upholstered seat usually with a back and arms

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