throw pillow


Definition of throw pillow

: a small pillow used especially as a decorative accessory

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The collection officially launches on February 19, with prices ranging from $49 for a throw pillow to $1,199 for a king-sized bed. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Get Ready to Obsess Over The Inside's Just-Announced Scalamandré Collaboration," 14 Feb. 2019 What's the best way to mix and match throw pillows? Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Textile Designer Rebecca Atwood on the Right Way to Mix Patterns in a Room," 25 Sep. 2018 Ledger swivel chair, Yates ottoman, blue throw pillows; all from Country Living, "2015 Country Living Makeover Takeover: Buying Guide," 18 June 2015 And for a super-easy and affordable update, try one of the 11 new graphic throw pillow options, starting from around $14. Lauren Matthews, Country Living, "Walmart's New Novogratz Decor Collection is Awesome and Totally Affordable," 17 Sep. 2014 Beside the trappings of a normal village home—blue-and-orange floral throw pillows, a Singer sewing machine, a bare bulb powered by a car battery—the searchers found more nefarious items. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy," 5 Dec. 2018 Unlike a throw pillow, which is used exclusively for decorative purposes, a sham can removed or replaced with a traditional pillowcase for normal use. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Ultimate Bedding Guide: What is a Sham?," 31 Oct. 2018 Rich taupes with rustic, sandy undertones are the easiest neutrals to incorporate to a space — whether as an accent with accessories like throw pillows or a larger piece, like a rug. Alexis Jonnson, Good Housekeeping, "The Prettiest Colors Popping Up in Homes This Year," 19 July 2018 Swap out your usual throw pillows from your bed or futon and use this adorable one instead. Erin Nicole Celletti, Teen Vogue, "9 Holiday Decor Items Under $50," 3 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of throw pillow

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of throw pillow was in 1956

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English Language Learners Definition of throw pillow

chiefly US : a small pillow that is used especially for decoration

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