throw pillow

noun

Definition of throw pillow

: a small pillow used especially as a decorative accessory

Examples of throw pillow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Gigi Radice for Minotti chair is upholstered in a sumptuous Savel velvet and topped with a custom throw pillow covered in Fortuny fabric. Jen Fernandez, House Beautiful, "Formarch Architecture Rescues a Run-Down Palm Springs Home," 18 Nov. 2020 This rustic throw pillow adds old fashioned charm to a couch or chair. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "30 amazing Advent calendars that make December so much merrier," 10 Nov. 2020 The couple also upgraded their bedding with a new set from the R29 home collection, which included a cozy gray throw pillow and comforter in a soft geometric weave that complements a serene and minimal color scheme. Emily Ruane, refinery29.com, "Easy DIY Hacks One Brooklyn Couple Used To Personalize Their Apartment," 12 Nov. 2020 This rustic throw pillow adds old fashioned charm to a couch or chair. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "30 amazing Advent calendars that make December so much merrier," 10 Nov. 2020 This comfy pairing comes with an 18-inch by 18-inch throw pillow and a tasseled throw blanket in the color pumice. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "35 amazing gifts you can get from Black-owned businesses," 5 Nov. 2020 Though shams and throw pillows are both used as bedding embellishments, shams are technically the decorative covering that goes over a pillow, and a throw pillow is actually a pillow itself, usually without any removable covering. Stefanie Waldek, House Beautiful, "Pillow Shams Are the Key to Making Your Bed Look Perfect," 2 Nov. 2020 This rustic throw pillow adds old fashioned charm to a couch or chair. Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, "30 amazing Advent calendars that make December so much merrier," 27 Oct. 2020 Luxury 22-inch throw pillow with down insert and silver velvet back, $250. Kara Nelson | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "About face: Bold decorative accessories add whimsy and a personal 'look'," 13 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of throw pillow

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of throw pillow was in 1926

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2 Dec 2020

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“Throw pillow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%20pillow. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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throw pillow

noun

English Language Learners Definition of throw pillow

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

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