Definition of futon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfuːtɒn/


1A padded unsprung mattress originating in Japan, that can be rolled up or folded in two.
Example sentences
  • The only furnishing visible were a table and chair, and a futon rolled up in one corner.
  • Other parents sleep next to their infants on bamboo or straw mats or on futons (as in Japan).
  • There where a small ground level table and two futons rolled out on the wooden floor.
1.1A type of low wooden sofa bed having an unsprung mattress.


Late 19th century: Japanese.

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