Definition of pillow sham in English:

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pillow sham


North American
A decorative pillowcase for covering a pillow when it is not in use.
Example sentences
  • A Paint-It Board, which is used for T-shirts and sweats, was placed inside the pillow sham at the bottom through the zipper on the back.
  • I discover that the flannel sheets that my mom got me for Christmas aren't, in fact, flannel sheets, but a flannel pillow sham and duvet cover.
  • If you don't sew, you probably know someone who could do this for you - it's only slightly trickier than making a pillow sham, mainly because of the amount and stiffness of the fabric.

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Syllabification: pil·low sham

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