Definition of sofa in English:


Syllabification: so·fa
Pronunciation: /ˈsōfə


  • A long upholstered seat with a back and arms, for two or more people.
    More example sentences
    • There were two sofas, and three armchairs scattered around a glass coffee table.
    • The children sat back on their armchairs and sofas and settled back to their thinking.
    • This room is of a generous size and there is plenty of space for sofas, chairs and a dining table.


early 17th century: from French, based on Arabic ṣuffa.

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